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 Senegalese
- 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 Balanta, Mandinka…
- Share your rich Senegalese culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Senegalese in you and Senegaleses around you. Understand Senegalese marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Senegalese, you have a culture, and you have a language!
SENEGAL AT A GLANCE
Independence: 20 August 1960
Population: 18 854 323
Area: 196,712 square kilometres
Provinces: Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaffrine, Kaolack, Kédougou, Kolda, Louga, Matam, Saint-Louis, Sédhiou, Tambacounda, Thiès, and Ziguinchor
Languages: Arabic, Balanta, Jola-Fonyi, Mandinka, Mandjak, Mankanya, Noon, Pulaar, Serer, Soninke
Ethnic groups: Wolof (41.3%), Fula (17.8%), Serer (15.7%), Mandinka (14.0%), Jola (3.7%), Soninke (1.1%), Other (7.4%)
Where is Senegal on the continent of Africa?
Senegal is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.