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The Name Africa is of African Origins from the Egyptian Word "Afru-ika" or 'Motherland."
Africanus...The name signifies that the person named himself After Africa. One thing is certain, Greek and Latin have Egyptian linguistic influences although both are Indo-European languages. Besides, the term "Indo" comes from "India," the word "India" came from the Arabs, who pointed out that Kush, a son of Ham had two sons, "Hind," and "Sind." Hind of Kush established a culture in India, Sind of Kush established a culture in the Arabian region. Nimrod established in parts of Mesopotamia.
Wandering barbarians from north-Central Russia began to invade what was a Black Kuchitic India about 1700 B.C. (see Sudrology, http://dalitstan.org the Hindu Kush Mountains is not named so by mistake). These barbarians were Caucasoids however there were other elements in them as well. The mmovie, "Conan the Barbarian," gives a hint to the type of people who were included in the wandering nomads called the "Aryans."
THE ORIGINS OF THE INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES
These Aryans spoke a northern European language that in its pure form would resemble Finnish, Islandic or those not influenced by Greek or Latin. After hundreds of years of trying to invade and conquer Black India, they were able to use the destruction of the dams to flood the region. After that happened, they began to infiltrate into the land using war and extermination to conquer much of the northern part of India, where they used the sacred scritures to establish a caste system.
While the Aryans were in India, they became absorbed into the Black population of Dravidians and Negritoes and anyone who looks at the population of Northern India today will see a Persian/Mediterranean appearance among the people there, and a more Negroid African appearance among the people in the Southern parts, especially the South-East of India. In fact, scientists from India have already established that in every genetic aspect these Indians are identical to Blacks in Africa. These Africoids are among those responsible for the creation of India's Indus Valley Civilization. The Aryans who were not literate people learned from the Blacks of India. The Aryans leaned the Black Kushitic languages, the customs, (although they established the taboo against eating beef to weaken the Black population, according to some present-day Black Untouchable writers). They learned the various arts and crafts from the aboriginal Blacks of India according to Drusilla Dunjee Houston (see "Harappa and Mohenjo-daro: The Black Civilizations of Ancient India," Susu Economics: A History of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth, published by 1stbooks Library, Bloomington, Indiana U.S.A www.1stbooks.com ).
So, the languages of the Greeks, Latins, Germans and even English comes from the Indo-European language family. That language family has Black Kushitic African roots as well as a north-central European base. Hence the term "Africanus" is Lanin but the term "Afrikanu- Africanus" "Kepru - Cyprus" "Keftiu - Crete" all are African words and the "u" usually denotes a place name in some African languages. In the Latin, the "us" takes the alce of the "U' That is where the African and Kushitic influence is clear.
Both Keftiu and Kepru are ancient Egyptian workds.
The word 'Nagau" is the Egyptian term for East Africa or 'Punt."
"Nomu' is Semite
"Tamahu" is European
So these are examples. Thus "Africanus" is Latin, but 'Afru-ika" is Egyptian and the name "Afru-ika" was in existance long before the name "Africanus," which probably means "from Africa," or "of Africa." During the 400's B.C. to 400's A.D., the Romans were in northern Africa and the Greeks were in Egypt from about 300's b.c. to about 200 a.d.
So, the Indo-European languages have African Kushitic roots as well. The term 'Afru-ika" means "Motherland," according to one of Ivan Van Sertima's books. Afru-ika means "motherland" in the ancient Egyptian language which was part of the "Afro-Asiatic" language family. Hebrew, Arabic, Geez (the litergical language of the Ethiopian Coptic Church), Aramaic are all Afro-Asiatic languages. The oldest and the mother of these languages still survives today in East Africa, it is called "Iraqwu" and is a Black African language. Some linguists point out that both Hebrew and Arabic are dialects of Ancient Egyptian. According to some Africans of the Galla People of Ethiopia, "Apraka" means "sunny," hence the term "Africa," may in fact have African roots.
Now, as far as the Roman is concerned, his name "Africanus" or a name such as "Scicipio Africanus," probably means "Sicipio of Africa." That would mean the general was named for being from Africa.
I would go with Dr. Van Sertima. The name Africa came from 'Afri-uka" which means "Motherland," in the ancient Egyptian language and that term "Motherland" is one still used in reference to Africa even today.
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