African Celebration 2021

Welcome to the continent of Africa

5 regions • 54 countries • 2,000 languages • 1.26 billion people

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Each country and people group has its own complex history, unique culture, and beautiful language.

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Languages

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Inventions

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The History of Africa

More Information on African Culture

Africa’s Ancient Name

History of the African Migration

  • First homo sapiens born 200,000 years ago
  • First ice age 70,000 years ago
  • First humans leave Africa 60,000
  • First humans reach Australia 50,000
  • First humans enter Europe 40,000
  • Last ice age 25,000
  • First humans in the Americas 15,000

Top 10 African Contributions to World Civilization: 

  • Burial
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Metallurgy
  • The birth of the Iron age
  • Mathematics
  • Surgery
  • Writing
  • Transcontinental exploration

References

https://www.history.com/news/7-influential-african-empires

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/how-many-countries-are-in-africa.html

https://www.worldometers.info/population/countries-in-africa-by-population/

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/mansa-musa-musa-i-mali/

https://atlantablackstar.com/2014/08/08/11-ancient-african-writing-systems-demolish-myth-blackpeople-illiterate/3/