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The African Afar

Afar women, during a ceremony, near the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in Africa.

"The name 'Africa' comes from the Afar people, who lived (and live), at the southern end of the Red Sea."

~Professor Martin Bernal, author of Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization


Publius Cornelius Scipio (at birth), was later called, Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus I, was a Roman general and and statesman of the Roman Republic. His father's name was, Publius Cornelius Scipio. One of his children's name was, Cornelia Scipionis Africana. He was best known for defeating Hannibal at the final battle of the Second Punic War at Zama, a feat that earned him the agnomen 'Africanus,' the nickname "the Roman Hannibal." The term Africanus was indigenous to Africa and was passed down by the Berber people.

Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus I, was also a Roman general and statesman. He was the son of Publius Cornelius Scipio and the older brother of Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus I. The names Africanus and Asiaticus were given in honor of military victories.

*The myth is that the term Africa, came from the Romans, is still spread regardless of these facts, however they are only responsible for the spread of the word usage which was applied to the entire land mass.


Publius Cornelius Scipio renamed himself after his conquest of that region by defeating Hannibal. His brother, renamed himself after his victories. European invaders (Dutch) in the southern region of Africa, renamed themselves Afrikaners. It was their way of claiming ownership of the land and resources. 

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