Just as Italians have roots in Italy, Germans have roots in Germany, Chinese in China, Mexicans in Mexico, Jamaicans in Jamaica, etc., African Americans have roots in Africa. The African American lineage, begins in Africa and travels to many different continents including North America. It's important for African Americans to reconnect with their heritage and true roots. This reconnection and exploration can only enhance knowledge of self and culture, and increase our contribution to the diversity of America.
Kwanzaa, an African American celebration of culture, utilizes the Swahili language, to guide African Americans in learning traditional cultural practices and principles.
Utilizing the medium of Video, learn basic Swahili here, the native language in Kenya, East Africa w/ Joe Maye.
Once you've completed these lessons, self-direct your learning of the Kenyan culture and many other cultures and richness our homeland, Africa, has to offer you. Please contribute those learnings here.
Shani (Swahili: Precious & Rare)
Anana (Swahili: Soft & Gentle)
Byard (Family Name: Given to us during slavery)
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