West Africa origins Pt3: Migrations East
One thing that I want to show is that Africans started off into about 4 major groups then migrated, mutated, and mixed. This is designed to connect those dots. The other
thing is to show origins and explain how these tribes originated from one another and borrowed from each other. Most of these tribes are siblings on the DNA chain.
We have found multiple language connections and cultural connections, so lets explore.
I wanted to re-visit the fact that West African Bantus are from Central Africa Congo region, between the Great Lakes that once stood strong.
That DNA comes from the Twa, and during the end of the last ice age, mass migration moved to the East African mountain location.
That brings us to where we are today. The first area that I want to explore is origins of the East africa. One thing to note is that the DNA groups A like tribes the San were already around
in the mountainous area. A tribe Nilotes are extremely old as well and they traveled around. Ok now lets focus on the migration back to The Ethiopian mountains that Diop speaks of.
20,000bc marked mass ice sheet melting and migrations from the congo carrying E1b1 Bantu Genes migrated to The Ethiopia and Kenya area. Note that at this time the human population on the
planet was only the size of Los Angeles, Ca which is about 4 million . The tribes I want to focus on are Kalenjin tribes like Kikuyu, Maasai, and Samburu. Ethiopian tribe Oromo, and some Nilotes which Kalenjin are a mix with Bantu
The Kikuyu is a Bantu tribe that migrated to Kenya. They share the same Indian type look that the Oromo tribes sport. So I wanted to take a look at the languages and see how they look. What I saw was definite comparisons.
I also saw that the Oromo language was more Nilotic looking than anything. Egyptian language looks similar to both Bantu and nilotic, but I think they created these languages at times when they were all in areas of close proximity.
Just taking a look at the similarities of Bantu alone you have. Ancient words Ra, Re, Ptah, Ta, Pa, Se largely resonate in Bantu languages for word FATHER and sometimes used to endow respect to men of dignity and Deities. The word for
father in the Southern-Soto-Tswana-Bantu language is given as Ra, re, rarae and even rara. Thus Re kglo means the great father or the great chief. In ancient Egyptian’s polytheistic beliefs, Ra was worshiped as the creator God by most
blacks at Heliopolis and along the Nile valley. These followers believed that Ra was self-created, while other followers of Ptah or Ta believed that Ra was created by Ptah.. Ra is also accredited with the creation of the seasons, months,
plants, and animals.In later Egyptian dynastic times, Ra was merged with the god Horus, as Re-Horakhty (“Ra, who is Horus of the Two Horizons”) term vaguely remain in southern Africa as Re kglo. He was believed to rule in all parts of the
created world: the sky, the earth, and the underworld. The Sotho, Xhosaand Tswana people use terms Ra, and Re to confer ultimate respect to male figures and leaders.
Love: Re-ra-ta or Rerato means Love in southern Africa Bantu languages.Love was associated with the divine so the perfect word for the feeling was to combine all words known that described the all-seeing God Ra.
RWANDA, BURUNDI IMN-R,Amun-Ra, Amen-Ra, ImanRa=imanrwa=imandwa=imanrwanda=Imana, EMANRWA which translates God.
You can directly look at the Egyptians and see where their style and culture originated from. The Samburu, Maasai, and Ormo have a similar dress type. Even the same color system that Egyptians share Kalenjin tribes share
Kalenjin Maasai colors
Red:… Represents bravery, strength, unity and the incredible challenges Maasai people face each day
Blue:………. Symbolizes energy and sustenance and the color of the sky which provides water for the people and their cattle
Green:……… Symbolizes nourishment and production, representing the land that provides food for the people and their livestock while also symbolizing the putting down of roots and the protection of one’s territory
Orange……….: Symbolizes warmth, friendship, generosity and hospitality, representative of the color of a gourd which is used to share milk with guests and welcome visitors into one’s home
Yellow:………. Symbolizes fertility and growth, representing the color of the sun which helps grow the grass to feed the livestock and sustain life
White………….: Represents purity and health symbolizing the color of cow’s milk that provides sustained nourishment
Black: ………….Symbolizes unity, harmony and solidarity, representing the color of the people
Red ……..life, fire, victory, anger, hostility, and chaos
Yellow…..Imperishable, eternal and indestructible (ra, the sun rey)
Green……fertility, vegetation, new life, joy, growth and regeneration
Black…….death,night, endurance, stability
White…..Purity, cleanliness and simplicity
The Oromo Tribe mostly uses 3 colors to define thier world view.
The 1st color is black. It repersent devine power and sprituality and also it repersents the image of God.
The second one is Red color. It repersents sacrifice and heroism of Oromo people to defend thier country and culture.
The 3rd one is White color wich repersents peace, hope and tranquillity.
On top of these colors there is symbol of tree called Oda. It is evergreen tree with many branchs. The symbol of this
tree mainly reperents mother nature and also it is a sign of ever fertility . It also represents the kinds of love & respect
that the Oromo people have for the natural habitat, equality of human being, truth and justice. This tree also where the spirit
of God is located and heard and also where the generous man for the first time began teaching 10 commandments of God.
Heres some of the religions to look at for comparison
The Maasai believe in one God, whom they call Ngai. Ngai is neither male nor female, but seems to have several different aspects. For instance, there is the saying Naamoni aiyai, which means "The She to whom I pray". There are two main manifestations of Ngai: Ngai Narok which is good and benevolent and is black; and Ngai Na-nyokie, which is angry and red, like the British. For a story which has them as separate gods, see Thunder and the Gods.
Ngai is the creator of everything. In the beginning, Ngai (which also means sky) was one with the earth, and owned all the cattle that lived on it. But one day the earth and sky separated, so that Ngai was no longer among men. The cattle, though, needed the material sustenance of grass from the earth, so to prevent them dying Ngai sent down the cattle to the Maasai by means of the aerial roots of the sacred wild fig tree, and told them to look after them. This they do to this day, quite literally taking the story as an excuse to relieve neighbouring tribes of their own livestock.
In Kikuyu religion Ngai is the creator and giver of all things, 'the Divider of the Universe and Lord of Nature'. He gave birth to the human community, created the first Kikuyu communities, and provided them with all the resources necessary for life: land, rain, plants and animals. He - for Ngai is male - cannot be seen, but is manifest in the sun, moon, stars, comets and meteors, thunder and lighting, rain, in rainbows and in the great fig trees .Yet Ngai is not the distant God that we know in the West. He had human characteristics, and although some say that he lives in the sky or in the clouds, they also say that he comes to earth from time to time to inspect it, bestow blessings and mete out punishment. When he comes he rests on Mount Kenya and four other sacred mountains. Thunder is interpreted to be the movement of God, and lightning is God's weapon by means of which he clears the way when moving from one sacred place to another.
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Other people believed that Ngai's abode was on Mount Kenya, or else 'beyond' its peaks. Ngai, says one legend, made the mountain his resting place while on an inspection tour of earth. He then took the first man, Gikuyu, to the top to point out the beauty of the land he was giving him.
So with that being said, did Ancient Egyptians create Pyramids to be the resting place or the Human made mountains of the Gods on Earth?
Oromo of Ethiopia and The Yoruba of West Africa both wear the same head pieces its fully unclear to the meaning of the
headgear worn by oduduwa father of yoruba people. In Oromo of Ethiopia its called a Qallacha, and its meaning is “Ancestral Spirituality Laws, Beliefs & Rituals”. Also, as person Qaallu or Qaallacha is “Generationally Fist-Born & Holy Wise Father or Head of Rituals”’.
, and in Egypt its called a Uraeus,stylized, upright form of an Egyptian cobra (asp, serpent, or snake), used as a symbol of sovereignty, royalty, deity and divine authority in ancient Egypt.
The main Bantu tribes in Kenya are Kikuyu.Meru.Kisii.Embu.Kamba.Luhya.Swahili.Mijikenda. If you noticed they have a tribe called Meru or Ameru, and that was
the name of an ancient city.Some say it was in Ethiopia, others say in Nubia, but the capital moved from that location
to Nubia as Meroe. We find the use of that naming all down in Central and south America, with African migrational findings in the Americas.
Now one thing to look at is to google all of these Bantu tribes of Kenya. Now look at the images of each tribe. Now take these images and place them next to Egyptian
images. Do you see much difference? Thats why I stress that Egypt was a Bantu tribe. IMN-R,Amun-Ra, Amen-Ra, ImanRa=imanrwa=imandwa=imanrwanda=Imana, EMANRWA which translates God.
Imn R – was Egyptian supreme God of the universe in whom Imn and Ra were merged; also principal deity during Theban supremacy. Imn or Amen is mentioned in the Bible as the utmost. (Rev. 3;14-15.)
Ancient Tutsi’s worshiped Imn-Ra (Amen-Ra). The term Amen-ra was pronounced by Bantus and San/Twa people of east and central Africa as Imanarwa or Imandwa. It was formally IMANA Y’IRWANDA. It remained
Imana even after European introduction of Christianity into the central African region.People adjusted in their way of worship to suit to the new religion but with similar reverence and unchanged esteem to Imana..,
note that Christianity too applies term AMEN at every end of every prayer said! suggesting that western religion is subliminally rooted in ancient African worship of Amen Ra.
Imana/or “Amen” who ancient writings described as the hidden one had to merge with Ra,.. a part of him that is in the form of a star or Sun to manifest self in many life forms on earth.Without Ra, Amen can not be seen
or manifest physically. In other words, life on earth or anywhere else similar in the universe can not exist.Everything that exists on earth is Amen in somatic form by the power and will of Ra in a form of the Sun.It is the
reason why Rwandans describe Ra as the creator thus Ra urema or R’urema/ R’uhanga. If the Sun dies, Amen loses his manifestations on our planet and life as we know it ends.
Other Bantu tribes include Baganda from the central region and, the Batooro, Banyoro, Bakiga, Bafumbira, Bakonjo, Bamba, Banyarwanda and Batwa from the western region, plus the Basoga, Banyuli, Bakenye, Bagishu, Bagwe, Bagwere from the eastern region. There are Bateso, Jopadhola and Karimojong, Kumam.
The Kikuyu have a long history in Ethiopia as well, heres some quotes
African elders are not in a hurry when it comes to divulging their history. After many years of silence, they are revealing the proto-
Gikuyu akin to the present Kikuyu community and who were known as " Kabiru” (Hebrew). They had come from Baci ( Ethiopia ) at a place called
Hakum ( Axum ). They had to leave Axum because Tunyaga (the people of the Cross) or Nguo Ndune (the red costume) had conspired to steal Managi
and Ikunjo (scrolls). In the escape to hide the treasure, war erupted and was fought through to Thagana ( Tana Island ). From Tana islands the
war entered Somalia coast, Kaya Forests down to Kwale. In Digo, a fabricated covenant box was broken into pieces. The original Managi was presumed
to have been broken into pieces to down play the interest in the search. The Seers say despite that, the war intensified as it took the direction of
the mainland. The Kabiru hurriedly buried Managi and the scrolls in secret locations in Mount Kenya . They recount how the proto-Gikuyu settled down to
become the present communities around Mount Kenya . Others remained behind in the area of Coast Province . This war lasted for two generations, it fulfilled
the prophesy of King David when he said "The Ethiopians will raise their hands in prayer to God". As a rule, they oriented their doors to face Mount Kenya and
in payers they raised their hands up facing Mount Kenya . This reminds one of the book of Exodus Chapter 19 and 20 in the Old Testament. courtesy of Mt. Kenya College of Seers
The comparison of Kikuyus to the Jews may sound like a mere joke; however, a closer look into the migratory myths of the Kikuyus to their current location may actually confound many.
History has it that the Kikuyus like other Bantu groups migrated from the West Africa. However, the history is not very clear how the Kikuyu people eventually settled on the area around
Mount Kenya. More so, history suggest that the Kikuyus followed the same migratory route that other Bantu groups followed, that is along the great lakes via mount Kilimanjaro down to the coast.
That route does not make sense of how actually Kikuyus eventually settled on the foot of Mt. Kenya.
However, some Kikuyu migratory tales as narrated by the earlier generations seams to indicate that the Kikuyus may actually have migrated to their current location from a place called Axum in Ethiopia.
it is said that after the break up of Axum, the kikuyus migrated southwards together with the covenant and hid it on Mt. Kenya, that is why they normally regarded Mt. Kenya as a seat for their God.It is
a well known fact that the ancient Axum Empire was occupied by group of communities which had blood relationship with the Jews through the famous queen of Sheba. More so, the southward migration from Axum
to the eventual current settlement at the foot of Mt. Kenya appears to make more sense than the West, Southwards and then Northward kind of movement.
Kikuyus thirst for Business and investment is not only restricted to the Kenyan Borders, their business acumen stretches across the world. Including, far flung places such as USA, S.Africa, United Kingdom etc.
Kikuyus have no raw desire for power the only reason why they wish to control political happenings is to ensure that the entrepreneur spirit in them is not dampened by careless and un -favorable policies or poor governance.
Source: African elders.
There is a misconception of by the writer of this article that Kikuyus came from Ethiopia, and yet still they are Bantus. Bantus are a people with the Congolese Pigmy gene and the Yoruba gene, tracing their ancestry from
west Africa, and it can never be two ways around. secondly Ethiopians have a specific gene that is entirely east African and though Kikuyus also have the gene, the Maasai have more genetic attribution to specifically pin point
there origin somewhere around northern Kenya or Ethiopia considering Northern Kenya was part of Ethiopia. Ethiopians have no Bantu genes, Maasai have minimum Bantu genes mostly from intermarriages with other Bantu groups. Kikuyus
have almost 50% bantu genes and 50% east African gene and as we all know, Kikuyus are a result of intermarriages and assimilation to Maasais, Ogiek and Kalenjin tribes which are the source to the East African gene. They may have
also originated from Tanzania in the south, and may have a history of intermarriages with the Sandawes who are akin to south African bushmen and have the characteristics that makes them different from other Bantu groups. Lastly,
as Maasais have significant Hamitic gene, the Tusti to also having the same gene, tall and with a ritual of jumping which are significally Ethiopian attributes, Kikuyus have no such attributes, which may suggest that they are
related to the Nilotic Cushites groups like Kalenjin and Ogieks.
Like, Old Egyptians, Kalenjin was a monotheistic society. They believe in one God who has so many names. Asis is the deity of the Kalejin. This is Isis. Asis or Aset among the Barabaig of Tanzania was believed to be a woman. Other
names we brought from Egypt include Illat-the God of Justice. Some other people later corrupted to Allah or Illay among the Somalis of Kenya and Ethiopia. Chebo-Amoni is another name of our deity which the Greeks corrupted to Amoni.
The Kalenjin word osirun means to resurrect, to wake up from sleep or to cross a bridge. Apeso is also the name of our Deity, known as Apis.
The Kalenjin used to refer to themselves as children of Miot or Myoot, known in Ancient Egypt as Ma-at, another deity of Old Egyptians.
Now look at Serer tribe or Jolof. They had the same type of building styles as Kenya, and Ethiopia. The wide style huts. In their oral tradition they migrated from the East headed north towards egypt, then took
the northern sahara route landing in Mauritania, then eventually landing furthur south in West Africa. There are many linkages to other parts of Africa, specifically ancient Kemet, in the religion of Serer. It seems
possible that the Serer found the sacred city of Kaon upon their arrival in Sine – Saloum as a replica of the Egyptian city of the same name. In addition, the name of the deity Roog suggests Ra. Indeed, Roog was often
complemented by the national epithet, Sen. Kemetologists have seen in the Serer name Sar, a widely used Serer name, the idea of nobility, because in ancient Kemet (Egypt), the term Sa Ra meant Son of God. The oral tradition of the Serer states that they traveled from the Upper Nile to West Africa. One of the reasons that Cheikh Anta Diop claimed that the Serer were able to reject Islam, being one of the few African groups in the West African Sahel region to do so successfully, might be because of their strong connection to their ancient religious past. Scholars have long believed that the route of the Serer from their ancient homeland in East Africa can be traced by upright stones found along the latitude they traveled from East to West, from Ethiopia to the region of Sine-Saloum.
Linked to the religious beliefs of the Serer is the fact that their ancestors came through the Sudanese village of Tundi-Daro and erected upright stones in the shape of a phallus and a female organ. It is believed that this was an agrarian practice that symbolized the ritual union of the sky and Earth as a way to give birth to vegetation, their daughter. The vegetation from this divine union was a cosmic trinity that harks back to the African trinity of Ausar-Auset-Heru. Thus, the ancestors to the Serer carved stones of two sexual organs to invite the divinities to couple and give them good harvests. It was the desire to ensure material existence that drove humans to this process of ritualizing the divine union.
The Serer people still retain the deity service to the upright stones. At one time during the 14th century, they planted pestles that were used as altars for libations, called dek-kur, by the Wolof who have mixed with many of the Serer. Indeed, the idea of dek-kur means anvil or receptacle. The ancient town of Tundi-Daro means, in Wolof, the hill of sexual union in a ritual sense, affirming much of the Serer oral tradition.
If you look at The Dogon, they have the same similar building structures as Egypt. Their oral tradition has them making the same route as the Serer. Most researchers believe this route for tribes were meet by multiple invasions of Egypt
so it caused migrations to occur westward.
When we look at the migration from Central Africa to east, we have to note that there was a mix of Bantu and Nilote cultures. So when we look at Egyptians, Berber, Nubians etc etc, its only 2 cultures, or a mix of cultures.
So your only dealing with 2 bloodlines. I think we over complicate Africa, and I think that is purposely done through white supremacy.
We put additional labels on different tribes and ethnic groups, like at the end of the day we are not talking about the same group of people. If you do a dna test its going to show your dna all over every region of Africa. Thats not a mistake
the test is showing you that you are the same group of people. The way dna works is you have parent dna, and you have child and sibling dna. so now if you know that, and i tell you that there are only
2 major groupings in bantu and nilotes, and the cultures mixed, then wouldnt that mean that at the end of the day you are just looking at the same group of people? Now you ask what about the Tamil and semetic mix?
Not to leave the Tamil, but they started migrating out so long ago, and it seems like the last of them migrated out around 3000bc So yes they have their influence and were master builders., but again
they had influence from the 2 groups as well. I also have a theory that from the Twa, who are the oldest builders, the Bantu are the second oldest builders, then the Tamil. With more research into the civilizations in south Africa
that predate any previous civilizations, and the Pyramids and Spinx found in Niger, I am most confident we will find Bantus building influence.
Heres some language connections between Serer tribe descendants in Sengal Wolof, and The Egyptian language
Pharaonic Egyptian - Wolof; (Wolof meaning)
aam - aam : seize (take this)
aar - aar : paradise (divine protection)
Aku - Aku : foreigners (Creole descendants of European traders and African wives)
anu - K.enou : pillar
atef - ate : a crown of Osiris, judge of the soul (to judge)
ba - bei : the ram-god (goat)
bai - bai : a priestly title (father)
ben ben - ben ben : overflow, flood
bon - bon : evil
bu - bu : place
bu bon - bu bon : evil place
bu nafret - bu rafet : good place
da - da : child
deg - deega : to see, to look at carefully (to understand)
deresht - deret : blood
diou - diou rom : five
djit - djit : magistrate (guide, leader)
Djoob - Djob : a surname
dtti - datti : the savage desert (the savage brush)
Etbo - temb : the 'floater' (to float)
fei - fab : to carry
fero - fari : king
iaay - yaay : old woman (mother)
ire - yer : to make
itef - itef : father
kat - kata : vagina (to have sexual intercourse)
kau - kaou : elevated, above (heaven)
kau - kau : high, above, heaven
kaw - kaw : height
kef - kef : to seize, grasp
kem -khem : black (burnt, burnt black)
kemat - kematef : end of a period, completion, limit
khekh - khekh : to fight, to wage war, war
kher - ker : country (house)
kwk - kwk : darkness
lebou - Lebou : those at the stream, Lebou/fishermen Senegal
maat - mat : justice
maga - mag : veteran, old person
mer - maar : love (passionate love)
mun - won : buttocks
nag - nag : bull (cattle)
nak - nak : ox, bull (cow)
NDam - NDam : throne
neb - ndab : float
nen - nen : place where nothing is done (nothingness)
nit - nit : citizen
Ntr - Twr : protecting god, totem
nwt - nit : fire of heaven (evening light)
o.k. - wah keh : correct, right
onef - onef : he (past tense)
ones - ones : she (past tense)
onsen - onsen : they (past tense)
pe - pey : capital, heaven (King's capital)
per - per : house (the wall surrounding the house)
pur - bur : king
ram - yaram : body, shoulder (body)
rem - erem : to weap, tears (compassion)
ro - ro : mouth (to swallow)
sa - sa : wise, educated, to teach
seh - seh : noble (dignitary)
seked - seggay : a slope
sen - sen : brother
sent - san : sister
set - set : woman (wife)
shopi - sopi : to transform
sity - seety : to prove
sok - sookha : to pound grain (sokh - to strike, beat)
ta - ta : earth, land (inundated earth)
ta tenen - ten : first lands (clay of first humans)
tefnit - tefnit : to spit
tem - tem : to completely stop doing something
tn.r - dener : to remember (to imagine)
top - bop : top of head
twr - twr : libation
uuh - uuf : carry
wer - wer : great, trustworthy
Complete Sentence Comparisons:
"a good place has become an evil place"
Egyptian - Bu nafret su em bu bon
Wolof - Bu rafet mel ni bu bon
Egyptian - mer on ef, "he loved"
Wolof - maar on ef, "he loved passionately"
Egyptian - mer on es, "she loved"
Wolof - maar on es, "she loved passionately"
Egyptian - mer on sen, "they loved"
Wolof - maar on sen, "they loved passionately"
Egyptian and Wolof Demonstratives
(ie > this, that, these, those)
Egyptian (p>b) Wolof
pw - bw
pwy - bwy
pane - bane
pafe - bafe
pafa - bafa
pa - ba
ipatw - batw
ipatne - batne
ipatafe - batafe
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