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Re: Which test is which?
In Response To: Re: Which test is which? ()

Angela,

Someone before this age of DNA testing asked,"Which African tribe do I come from?" And a wise person answered, "You're tribe is African-American". I did not take the test, but we know from the results of thousands who took the test and the historical record that most of our African ancestors came from Senegambia, Ivory Coast, northern Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Angola plus some from other countries.
So you'll get tribal names like Wolof, Mende, Fulani=Peul=Fula, Tuareg, Hausa, Kru, Bakongo, etc.

These are your and my ancestors together. Claim all of them. In the slave plantations we were all mixed up. After slavery people traveled around and married over here and there. So, you are probably a little of each group. Your mother's, mother's, mother's, mother's.......mother came from one tribe. But, we are all intertwined now.

Tribalism has ruined modern Africa. Tribalism helped put us in slavery to begin with as Fulani raiders enslaved Mossi, Mande, and other surroundin tribes. The Wolof, Berber and Arab and Jewish slave traders captured their neighbors for trade to the Middle East and later the Americas. We are all interrelated. Embrace the total history of Africa. it belongs to you. Not just one tribe.

The Fulani came from Egypt and along the Nile. They went around into the Sahara, North Africa, to Morocco, to Mauretania, to Senegal and founded the state of Tekruur/Takrur. Then they went back east into Mali, Nigeria and finally Cameroon. In Cameroon, the pagan Fulani named MBororo or Wodabe followed the traditional religions and practiced. The Fulani or Peul intermarried with white skinned Berbers and Black tribes in the Sahelian region like the Mande(Mandinka, Mandingo, Bambara, Soninke, Samo, etc) The Fulani tended to be red-skinned and fine featured. They are reserved in character and are known for be pastoralists.

The Mande speakers are known for being farmers and hunters. A branch of Mande known as Soninke began the Ghana Empire. They are very aggressive and the military campaigns placed them all over West Africa and they are called by many names. The Mande farmers and Fulani pastoralists often mixed and their combined culture has creted one of the most profound African esoteric philosphies around.

Most of West Africa is French speaking.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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