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 Mauritian
- 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 French…
- Share your rich Mauritian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Mauritian in you and Mauritians around you. Understand Mauritian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Mauritian, you have a culture, and you have a language!
MAURITIUS AT A GLANCE
Independence: 12 March 1968
Capital: Port Louis
Area: 2040 square km
Languages: French, English
Ethnic groups: 67% Indo-Mauritians, 28% Mauritian Creoles, 3% Sino-Mauritians, 2% Franco-Mauritians
Where is Mauritius on the continent of Africa?
Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of Madagascar.