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 Nigerien
- 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 Hausa , Kanuri…
- Share your rich Nigerien culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Nigerien in you and Nigeriens around you. Understand Nigerien marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Nigerien, you have a culture, and you have a language!
NIGER AT A GLANCE
Independence: 18 December 1958
Area: 1 267 000 square km
Provinces: Agadez, Dosso, Maradi, Tahoua, Tillabery, Zinder, Diffa and Niamey
Languages: Arabic, French, Buduma, Fulfulde, Gourmanchéma, Hausa, Kanuri, Zarma, Songhai, Tamasheq, Tassawaq, Tebu
Ethnic groups: 53.1% Hausa, 21.2% Zarma & Songhay, 11.0% Tuareg, 6.5% Fulani, 5.9% Kanuri, 0.8% Gurma, 0.4% Toubou, 0.4% Arab, 0.9% Other
Where is Niger on the continent of Africa?
Niger is a landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River. Niger is a unitary state bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin and Burkina Faso to the southwest, Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest.