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If you have NEVER been to Africa, when someone mentions "Africa" or you hear "Africa", what is the FIRST thing that comes into your mind?

People associate different regions/continent based on media, informational material, myths, stereotypes and such. The main idea of this discussion is to find out what people who never had "first hand experience" think about the continent. Thanks for your contribution.


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    Apr 18 2013: Second Part

    However, Chapter 10 of the Book of Genesis, citing the three continents known in antiquity, tells us that the old name of our continent was KaM, diminutive of Kama.

    In fact, Kama KaM in Aramaic or Hebrew, means heat, burned, blackened ..., characteristic of our continent, because according to Herodotus, the heat makes the Men Black (History II, 22).

    The word KaM also on a Canaanite inscription dated to the 10th century BC. J. C, and mean our continent (Stele of Paraiba, Brazil).

    But is the word Kama native to our continent?

    Yes, because since the appearance of hieroglyphic writing (3400 BC. J. C), the ancient Egyptians called themselves by the word KaMtou meaning blacks because they were. Moreover, they used the word Kami meaning Black, not only to describe their land, but also our continent.

    This root inherited from our ancestors is found in the following languages:

    - Kama meaning Black in Coptic,

    - Ikama meaning Blackened in Mboshi,

    - Kami Meaning Burned in Bambara, Kemi meaning Burned in Mandjakou,

    - Kem meaning Burned in Wolof,

    - Kim meaning Burned in Mossi

    - KeMpou meaning Black in Vai

    - KéMatou meaning Completely Burned in Mandjakou is closer to the Egyptian KaMtou.

    The Egyptian word Kama graphically represented by a piece of burning wood (one carbon) derived from radical Kala also meaning coal in some of our languages, like the Kikongo, the Teke, the Zigoula of Mbati, etc ...

    To reconnect with our broken land of origin and our forebears, it is vital for us that we dedicate by our real name ie son or daughter Kala, of GaLa or possibly Kamites, from Kama .
    NB: (We are Kamites descendants of Kama)
    So we just rename our continent KAMA

    ""NB I used google translate to translate the text from French to English and edited the apparent errors""
    The original text can be found on

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      Apr 20 2013: Hey Maxime,
      Thanks again for the information and the link. Your willingness to share is highly appreciated. I will read more about our origin now that you have put that seed in me.
      Love, Mary

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