Origin of The Name Africa + Origin of The Word Africa + Etymology of Africa


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Horace's Bible Corner 

As a Bible teacher for more than forty years I find it interesting that the word Africa is derived from an Hebrew word "Efr" or "Afr" or "Ifr" and convey the meaning of "a multitude or fruitfulness". The first letter is an 'aleph and it does not have a sound while the 'ayin has a hard gutteral asperant. This is very important in understanding some of the problems of Biblical scholarship today. Before and during the Punic wars, the Romans were trading with a people in north Africa who they called the Afri or Efri people.They called their country Africa, meaning the land of the Afri/Efri people. Who were these Afri people? They not only traded with the Romans but were very close to the Carthagenians of Carthage. The city of Carthage was founded by Queen Dodo, granddaughter of Ithabaal, king of Tyre. She was also the first cousin of Jezebel, queen of Samaria and husband of king Ahab in the Book of 1st Kings of the Bible. The greeks called these canaanites phoenicians. Carthage was known

James Rhodes 

Heat My Brother!

Larry Boone 

But even if Africa is a Latin term

It is still an African word. Latin

Is derived from Phoenician

Which is really Egyptian


African taught Europe language.

Afers also in Somalia.

Johnny Lamochattee 

Why are you still in my country talking about f****** Africa?! If you think Africa is your home and that is where your ancestor came from. Please do me the favor get a ticket get on that boat go back home to Africa and help your people over there! Africa this Africa that always talk about Africa why are you still in my country then! No one is stopping you people from going home so why haven't you?!

alfred hardin 

Good video keep up the good work the only reason some of these people are hating so much is that the truth hurts there using there belief systems instead of facts good job and that's true

King Shabaka 

As Bro Seti said some of you Knee grow suffer from Niggerightos, why would Afrikan people have to change the name of the continent, what we call Afrika today,why, and where did the name Kemit come from,where did the name Europe come from, hey, let's change the name Asia , South America,France,and England too, when asking Afrikans,to fight for the freedom of our country Afrika, we must change the name and location,Once we obtain our liberation and freedom we can take a vote of mass conscenus ,and change the continent name what does the changing of Afrika name have to do with the struggle for liberation and freedom, I'm a Afrikan warrior fighting for the liberation of Afrika, you can call the continent, what you want if I said Kemit you would find something wrong with the land of the Blacks, stop it so called master teachers, Afrika don't need your negivetivty , Let's free and liberate the continent,we call Afrika, One Love and Black Power 🖤 freedom is a must Afrikan Liberation is a goa

Honorable Prophet 


Joren Van Eyken 

Do I mistakenly recognize an incoherence in your explanation regarding to the first origin of the word Africa? Let's except Wikipedia as a respectable source for a minute. You showed us that the Romans called people from the territories South of the Mediterranean "Afri". (one Afer, more Afri) The colony that Rome conquered, was only a small part of that territory. When they did conquer it, the other "territories South of the Mediterranean" were still in the hands of other people. So basically the Provincia Africa Proconsularis is their colony, that small part of Africa that was Rome's province under a proconsul (colonial governor). This means that there were other Afri walking outside of this colonial territory. We know that Romans had no clue about Africa beyond the desert, so they didn't really have or provide sources about it. But we do read that they called the people South of the Mediterranean "Afer". Thus that land was called Africa. And it its indeed a Latin term. But they didn'

African Defender 

Who really cares! Every people's piece of land where the people are named a piece of land after THEMSELVES.Niger,Nigeria, Senegal, Benin, Ghana,Congo,,,,,Europeans (aka ego tripper) loves to name places after them selves the exotic it empowers them then he moves in and over stays his visit,,,you guys are at early stages of a new sickness on your search of a self appeasement journey of arrogance,not really knowing from a African point of view,,,everything you guys get is from the Europa man's books you know the saying put it in a book to hide it from black people no that is the saying coined by black people and we run with it,,this African man says put a lie in a book and shove it in their faces after many years and generations the (NECRA DEAD WILL BELIEVE ANY THING,,, the royal geographical society stated we must be the leaders in discovery those that lead will rule the Earth as we see the vulture culprits today and those that follow spoke the true,sometime when you go through such

Nat Turner76 

Yep, Yes. Annoying.


I read the same shit on Wikipedia but I need another source anyone couldve made this up


You never heard of the Barbary slave trade


Now your right European culture is a piece of shit culture. You also forgot to add how Europeans oppressed other Europeans


Wikipedia doesn't make it facts tho everything on Wikipedia is not true


Berbers were black people

James Rhodes 

We Still Suffer The Affects Of Colonialism Ect.Ect..By Habitually Refering To Ourselves As African., African Americans Ect..Even Though We May know The True History


U jealous king


U fucked Hannibal Barca


Kimi south king a BITCH


Great video

joe honne 

Awesome video, and comments! Knowledge and wisdom is key! Shalom.

ikbel ait yala 

Ok guys. The origin of the name is Roman. It refers to Banu ifran a Berber tribe who was inhabited near the region of Carthage well-known today as Tunisia.

cltyton9s Rogers 

greek geography says the libu europa libya

Ron McLean 

I would love to talk to you about the right to self determination and the moving forward process.. please contact me at uflinna@GMAIL.COM

Carl Septien 

Africa: The feminine form of Africus; a Greco-Roman anemoi in this case a

wind deity representing the direction South West. Africus is from the

house of di indigetes (indigenous gods). In other words, this wind god

is named based on something other than the name of a place or tribe.

Africa is the feminine (and thus preceded) version of this word. It was

probably named thus because at the time Apricots (Apricus {Sunny;

exposed to the sun}) grew wild along the coast and the smell was carried

by the wind across the Mediterranean.


that what is called europe is dominated and slaughtered by the inquisition for many centuries

today the inquisition is transferred to the Legal Fiction System * people live under...

(* mainly Vatican, City of London, Washington DC, mind control, finance control, terror control)

Apache Saiyan 

Dope video, fuck that African shit.

Ricky Hodges 

Listen young Hebrew, you need to do your research. Africa was named after a general named Sepio Africanus. Don't form an opinion unless you know all the facts.