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 Somali/Somalian
- 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 Somali, Arabic…
- Share your rich Somalian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Somalian in you and Somalians around you. Understand Somalian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Somalian, you have a culture, and you have a language!
SOMALI AT A GLANCE
Independence: 1 July 1960
Area: 637,657 square kilometres
Provinces: Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Jubaland, Puntland, South West, Somaliland
Languages: Somali, Arabic
Where is Somalia on the continent of Africa?
Somalia is a country in the Horn of Africa. The country is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest.