what is the real origin of the name Africa

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#1 Jul 3, 2009
hey i have found many definition of the origins of the name Africa and here what i found , could someone please tell me which one is true or all of them are true :

-the 1st century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (Ant. 1.15) asserted that it was named for Epher, grandson of Abraham according to Gen. 25:4, whose descendants, he claimed, had invaded Libya.
Latin word aprica ("sunny") mentioned by Isidore of Seville in Etymologiae XIV.5.2.

-he Greek word aphrike, meaning "without cold." This was proposed by historian Leo Africanus (14881554), who suggested the Greek word phrike (φρ&#943 ;κη, meaning "cold and horror"), combined with the privative prefix "a-", thus indicating a land free of cold and horror.

-Massey, in 1881, derived an etymology from the Egyptian af-rui-ka, "to turn toward the opening of the Ka." The Ka is the energetic double of every person and "opening of the Ka" refers to a womb or birthplace. Africa would be, for the Egyptians, "the birthplace."

-The Irish female name Aifric is sometimes anglicised as Africa, but the given name is unrelated to the geonym.

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#2 Jul 4, 2009
I heard the orginal name of Africa was Ethiopia. If u look at the old map, almost all african countries used to be one...

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#3 Jul 4, 2009
tshad wrote:
hey i have found many definition of the origins of the name Africa and here what i found , could someone please tell me which one is true or all of them are true :
-the 1st century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (Ant. 1.15) asserted that it was named for Epher, grandson of Abraham according to Gen. 25:4, whose descendants, he claimed, had invaded Libya.
Latin word aprica ("sunny") mentioned by Isidore of Seville in Etymologiae XIV.5.2.
-he Greek word aphrike, meaning "without cold." This was proposed by historian Leo Africanus (14881554), who suggested the Greek word phrike (φρ&#943 ;κη, meaning "cold and horror"), combined with the privative prefix "a-", thus indicating a land free of cold and horror.
-Massey, in 1881, derived an etymology from the Egyptian af-rui-ka, "to turn toward the opening of the Ka." The Ka is the energetic double of every person and "opening of the Ka" refers to a womb or birthplace. Africa would be, for the Egyptians, "the birthplace."
-The Irish female name Aifric is sometimes anglicised as Africa, but the given name is unrelated to the geonym.
The northern section of the continent, in Roman times, reports the geographer Strabo, comprised mainly two regions: Libya at west and Aegyptus to the east, while the entire space to the south of them was Ethiopia (region whose inhabitants had the dark skin). Africa, however the name existed even then and it was shown the area around Carthage (corresponding to northern Tunisia), as inhabited by people of AFRI or AFRIDI (for what the stretch of sea that separates Sicily from Carthage was called Sea Africum, as Scipio, the Roman who finally defeated the Carthaginians, was nicknamed the African). Do not forget, again, that the administrative division implemented by the Augusto, whose Strabone contemporary era, the entire north-western Africa (corresponding to northern Algeria and Morocco) was divided into the following provinces: the Mauretania, which was followed by the Numidia (now north-eastern Algeria) and then proconsularis Africa and Cyrenaica to the borders with Egypt. The name Libya, by contrast, generally had a meaning both physically and ethnically. The name Africa, covered the whole continent, finally began to assert itself only in the late medieval age. On its origin, there are other interpretations, however, are not clearly demonstrated.
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#4 Jul 9, 2009
It should be called the continent of Ham and the surrounding waters should be called the Hamitic ocean. Only the Meditteranean sea should be called as it is.

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#5 Jul 9, 2009
Friendly-Bantu wrote:
It should be called the continent of Ham and the surrounding waters should be called the Hamitic ocean. Only the Meditteranean sea should be called as it is.
But only the horn, Nile Valley and Carthage area are Hamitic.
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#6 Jul 9, 2009
Even west, central, East and Southern Africa are Hamitic. The Bantus are also descendants of Ham.

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#7 Jul 9, 2009
Hamite-Bantu wrote:
Even west, central, East and Southern Africa are Hamitic. The Bantus are also descendants of Ham.
Hamites are from Mesopotamia.
yaya

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#8 Jul 9, 2009
-FlowerBomb- wrote:
I heard the orginal name of Africa was Ethiopia. If u look at the old map, almost all african countries used to be one...
africa was ethiopia?go back to your cotton fields your break is over.
yaya

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#9 Jul 9, 2009
falasha wrote:
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Hamites are from Mesopotamia.
First comment you made i agree with.its a good start.
yaya

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#10 Jul 9, 2009
Hamite-Bantu wrote:
Even west, central, East and Southern Africa are Hamitic. The Bantus are also descendants of Ham.
i dont think so...the bantu are not desandants of ham.

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#11 Jul 9, 2009
tshad wrote:
hey i have found many -Massey, in 1881, derived an etymology from the Egyptian af-rui-ka, "to turn toward the opening of the Ka." The Ka is the energetic double of every person and "opening of the Ka" refers to a womb or birthplace. Africa would be, for the Egyptians, "the birthplace.".
This is the correct one.But before it was called af-ra-ka that can mean mother land or sprit of amemn-Ra or Ra.Because Ka in ancient Kemtic has alot to do with souls and after life!
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/ka.ht...

Also before it was called afrika it was called alkebulan or Ta Meri

I suggest you pick up Dr yosef Bens book THE ALKEBU-LANIANS OF TA-MERRY'S "MYSTERIES SYSTEM
He is half ethiopian!
http://www.amazon.com/Alkebu-lanians-Ta-Merry...

So dont believe anything the europeans say.Because the people that have the name africunas in their name.Only got that name after the conquered lands in afrika.

Also it seems logical to them because they named the americas after Amerigo Vespucci's

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#12 Jul 9, 2009
yaya wrote:
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africa was ethiopia?go back to your cotton fields your break is over.
Education is the key to liberation bruh.If you bothered to open old books with maps in them.everything south of Egypt was called Ethiopia!

Start with this.Do you see Ethiopia right in the middle in yellow/gold in the area of uganda,kenya,tanazania,congo CAR?Look real close little dude

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php...

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#13 Jul 9, 2009
falasha wrote:
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Hamites are from Mesopotamia.
Who are hamites?
yaya

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#14 Jul 10, 2009
hotep wrote:
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Education is the key to liberation bruh.If you bothered to open old books with maps in them.everything south of Egypt was called Ethiopia!
Start with this.Do you see Ethiopia right in the middle in yellow/gold in the area of uganda,kenya,tanazania,congo CAR?Look real close little dude
http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php...
so there was no land of punt..no kush...no berber..not other 100 other african kingdoms in africa just ethiopia?and ityopia of northern sudan is diffrent to ethiopia today...ethiopia stole the name 100 yrs ago it was known as habesh land for 2000 years.
yaya

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#15 Jul 10, 2009
hotep wrote:
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Who are hamites?
who are the hamites?loooool look at the eritrean emblem its the hamitic symbol...ethiopia has the semitic emblem like the semites jews...one way to say eritre and ethiopia are from diffrent encestory.
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#16 Jul 10, 2009
The Bantus are descendants of Ham. If you disagree just look at the images of ancient egyptian pharaohs. Well, we know that any human being is either a descendant of Shem, Ham or Japheth and once upon a time all humans lived in Mesopotamia/Iraq/babylon and from there they moved to all areas of the world. If bantus are not descendants of one of the three children of Noah then where do they come from? How did they come to exist?
yaya

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#17 Jul 10, 2009
Hamite-Bantu wrote:
The Bantus are descendants of Ham. If you disagree just look at the images of ancient egyptian pharaohs. Well, we know that any human being is either a descendant of Shem, Ham or Japheth and once upon a time all humans lived in Mesopotamia/Iraq/babylon and from there they moved to all areas of the world. If bantus are not descendants of one of the three children of Noah then where do they come from? How did they come to exist?
Hell nooooo most bantu's are descandants of japeth not ham..you must be african american ANCIENT EGYPTIONS WERE HAMITE NOT BANTU.

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#18 Jul 10, 2009
hotep wrote:
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Who are hamites?
This is a very good question.

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#19 Jul 10, 2009
Hamite-Bantu wrote:
The Bantus are descendants of Ham. If you disagree just look at the images of ancient egyptian pharaohs. Well, we know that any human being is either a descendant of Shem, Ham or Japheth and once upon a time all humans lived in Mesopotamia/Iraq/babylon and from there they moved to all areas of the world. If bantus are not descendants of one of the three children of Noah then where do they come from? How did they come to exist?
The only thing I can figure out is they were left out of the story of Noah. Until a few days ago I believed ALL of Africa were decendants of Ham. After I have read the links recommended by people on this forum I have changed my mind. I think the Hamites are mixed Semites and indigenous Africans. Egyptian Dogons and Semites; HOA Bantu and Semite. But originally, ALL people immigrated OUT of Africa.

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#20 Jul 10, 2009
yaya wrote:
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who are the hamites?loooool look at the eritrean emblem its the hamitic symbol...ethiopia has the semitic emblem like the semites jews...one way to say eritre and ethiopia are from diffrent encestory.
somalis are the real hamitic u eritreans are semetic hamtic mix.

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