Black People : why 'black afrika / afrikan' and not 'white europe / european'

cherryblossom

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TELLL ME WHYYYYYYYYY...

Why do folks say "black afrika/afrikan" and not,

'white europe/european'?????

(Note: this question isn't necessarily rhetorical)



Sub-Saharan Africa as geographical term refers to the area of the African continent which lies south of the Sahara. A political definition of Sub-Saharan Africa, instead, covers all African countries which are fully or partially located south of the Sahara. It contrasts with North Africa, which is considered a part of the Arab world.

The Sahel is the transitional zone between the Sahara and the tropical savanna (the Sudan region) and forest-savanna mosaic to the south. The Horn of Africa, Mauritania, and large areas of Sudan are geographically part of Sub-Saharan Africa, but also part of the Arab world.

The Sub-Saharan region is also known as Black Africa, in reference to its many black populations.


Commentators in Arabic in the medieval period used a similar term, bilâd as-sûdân, for the region south of the Sahara, which literally translates as "land of the blacks."

However the terminology Black Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa is considered by some as a pejorative term and a vestige of colonialism, which divided Africa into European terms of homogeneity.

Some note that Sub-Saharan Africa neither exists linguistically (Afro-Asiatic languages), ethnically (Tuareg), politically (African Union, Arab league), in terms of religion (Islam), nor economically (CEN-SAD). The African Union also prefers to see the Sahara as a bridge not a barrier...


....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub-Saharan_Africa
 

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Sub-Saharan Africa as geographical term refers to the area of the African continent which lies south of the Sahara. A political definition of Sub-Saharan Africa, instead, covers all African countries which are fully or partially located south of the Sahara. It contrasts with North Africa, which is considered a part of the Arab world.

The Sahel is the transitional zone between the Sahara and the tropical savanna (the Sudan region) and forest-savanna mosaic to the south. The Horn of Africa, Mauritania, and large areas of Sudan are geographically part of Sub-Saharan Africa, but also part of the Arab world.

The Sub-Saharan region is also known as Black Africa, in reference to its many black populations.


Commentators in Arabic in the medieval period used a similar term, bilâd as-sûdân, for the region south of the Sahara, which literally translates as "land of the blacks."

However the terminology Black Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa is considered by some as a pejorative term and a vestige of colonialism, which divided Africa into European terms of homogeneity.

Some note that Sub-Saharan Africa neither exists linguistically (Afro-Asiatic languages), ethnically (Tuareg), politically (African Union, Arab league), in terms of religion (Islam), nor economically (CEN-SAD). The African Union also prefers to see the Sahara as a bridge not a barrier...


....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub-Saharan_Africa

Did indigenous afrikans create the term "sub--suharan"?
 

cherryblossom

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Did indigenous afrikans create the term "sub--suharan"?


No, I would think not.

Where ever and whatever he has touched, the European has created and applied his own "labels" and "divisions" amongst the Peoples he invaded.
 

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