People Of Mauritania

BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope. 

In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.

At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders. 

  • Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Mauritanian
  • Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
  • Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists!
  • Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Wolofe, Soninke…
  • Share your rich Mauritanian culture and language

Be present in appreciating the Mauritanian in you and Mauritanians around you. Understand Mauritanian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.

As a Mauritanian, you have a culture, and you have a language!


 Independence: 28 November 1960

Capital: Nouakchott

Population:  4,403,313

Area: 1 030 000 square km

Languages: Arabic (Hassaniya), French, Soninke, Wolof

Provinces:Adrar, Assaba, Brakna, Dakhlet Nouadhibou, Gorgol, Guidimaka, Hodh Ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Inchiri, Nouakchott-Nord, Nouakchott-Ouest, Nouakchott-Sud, Tagant, Tiris Zemmour and Trarza

Ethnic groups: Haratin 40%, Arab-Berber 30%, Halpulaar, Fulani, Mande, and Wolof 30%

Where is Mauritania on the continent of Africa?

Mauritania is in Northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest.