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 Zimbabwean
- 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 Shona, Ndebele…
- Share your rich Zimbabwean culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Zimbabwean in you and Zimbabweans around you. Understand Zimbabwean marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Zimbabwean, you have a culture and you have a language!
ZIMBABWE AT A GLANCE
Independence: Zimbabwe became Independent on April 18, 1980
Population: 15.1 million
Area: 390,757 square km
Provinces: Harare, Bulawayo, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland East, Midlands, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Masvingo, and Manicaland
Ethnic groups: Shona (82%), Ndebele (14%), Karanga, Korekore, Ndau, Manyika, Tonga, Venda, European ancestry (1%), Mixed
Where is Zimbabwe on the continent of Africa?
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It borders Zambia to the north-west, Mozambique to the east, South Africa, and Botswana to the south. It lies south of the equator. Border countries include Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, and South Africa and Namibia.