AFURAKA/AFURAITKAIT




The origin of the term 'Africa'








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"...AFURAKA/AFURAITKAIT - The Origin of the term 'Africa' was first published as a three-part article series in the AWUSISEM section of the first, second and third issues of our AFURAKA/AFURAITKAIT NANASOM NHOMA - Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion Journal in 13007-13008 (2007-2008). We published part four of the series in 13011 (2011). We made the pdf version of each individual installment of the series a free download from our website as they were published. Here, we have combined all four parts into one document for ease of study. We have elected to retain the original headings as they appear in the original first three issues of our nhoma as well as the subsequent fourth installment. We have also included an Appendix with additional information, newly published in 13014 (2014), which did not appear in the original series.



Numerous scholars over the centuries have attempted to delineate the etymological origins of the name Africa. However, they have failed because of a lack of understanding of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion, cosmology and culture. Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan is the first to elucidate and publish the actual etymological origins of the name Africa demonstrating the name to be derived linguistically and cosmologically from Afuraka/Afuraitkait - the original male and female aspects of the name. This includes showing the actual term written by our Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestresses and Ancestors in the medutu (hieroglyphs) of Ancient Kamit (Ancient Egypt) - a discovery which heretofore had never been accomplished. Afuraka/Afuraitkait is an indigenous designation for the continent first propounded by Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) prior to the existence of any other people on Earth..."

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