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TheHistory of Africa

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Thehistory of Africa according to (Patternsof world history by Sivers ET all)traces Southwestern Nigeria back to 600-1450CE which started as acluster of 13 hamlets. The biggest ethnic groups in Nigeria and thewhole Continent of Africa. This group spread through Yoruba heritageleading to Brazil and Cuban Culture in United States. The Continentof Africa inspired the world with a unique culture, roots and humanorigin. The word Africa was derived from ‘Afira’ which stands for‘being dusty’ according to Arabic language1.The English version was derived from the term Africanus (Latin).Ancient hominid was a subfamily of the genus Homo.

TheArchaeological and genetic research in Africa gave evidence thatsupported the theory of evolution of human. This research and datasupport the theory that modern human evolution happened in Africa2.The sub-Saharan Bantu were believed to originate from Nigeria andlived in Benue River, in western Africa many empires rose, forexample, Fulani Empire, Ashanti and Mali Empire. The Bantu peoplespread to Zimbabwe all the along to Zambezi. Trading activitiesstarted and the trade involved the Bantu and the Arab Swahili.

EastAfrican community began and Swahili being the Persian colonistdescendants. In Mozambique Rovuma River, Swahili was traced to thefar north of Somalia and established strong cultural identity,spreading their roots to Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. The North AfricaAncient Egypt started way back in 1085 BC, and was known as ‘Kemet’which means land of blacks, later they expanded into Sudan andLibya3.The Portuguese invaded this area in 15th Century which after decidedto conquer more African territory and established a Portuguesesovereignty over the coastlands, the main reason was due to of lackof centralized political parties making it easy for them to raid moreneighboring areas.

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TheHistory of Africa and the people’s culture have extent across thecontinent and the sphere many different ethnic groups have embracedthe unique setting and lifestyle. The word Africa was derived from‘Afira’ which stands for ‘being dusty’ according to Arabiclanguage. Africa is said to be the home of the earliest man down inthe evolution tree owing to the archeological evidence obtained fromAfrica. The heritage of Africa is engraved in its diverse culture,which is unique in every community.

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Von,Sivers P, Charles Desnoyers, and George B. Stow.&nbspPatternsof World History.New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

1 Von, Sivers P, Charles Desnoyers, and George B. Stow.&nbspPatterns of World History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

2 Von, Sivers P, Charles Desnoyers, and George B. Stow.&nbspPatterns of World History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

3 Von, Sivers P, Charles Desnoyers, and George B. Stow.&nbspPatterns of World History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.