People Of Sao Tome & Principe

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 São Toméan
  • 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 São Toméan culture and language

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

As a São Toméan, you have a culture, and you have a language!


Independence: 12 July 1975

Capital: Sao Tome

Population:  211,028

Area: 1001 square km

Provinces: Água Grande, Cantagalo, Caué, Lembá, Lobata, Mé-Zóchi, Pagué

Languages: Portuguese, Forro, Angolar, Principense

Where is Sao Tome & Principe on the continent of Africa?

Sao Tome & Principe 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.