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 Rwandese
- 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 Swahili, Kinyarwanda…
- Share your rich Rwandese culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Rwandese in you and Rwandese around you. Understand Rwandese marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Rwandese, you have a culture, and you have a language!
RWANDA AT A GLANCE
Independence: 1 July 1962
Population: 12 374 397
Area: 26,338 square km
Languages: Kinyarwanda, French, English, Swahili,
Ethnic groups: 99% Banyarwanda, 85% Hutu,14% Tutsi, 1% Twa, 1% Others
Where is Rwanda on the continent of Africa?
Rwanda is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley, where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.