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African Language Projects

By |2018-04-11T23:50:11+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Africa, Crafts, Literature|

Learn to speak a little like a person from Africa - try to learn how to make Xhosa clicks yourself - can you do it? How to make the click sounds in Xhosa Another thing to try - can you write an Anansi story to explain how something happens? Think of something that is hard [...]

Xhosa – African Language

By |2017-05-23T16:28:11+00:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Literature|

About 500 AD, some Bantu people moved into South Africa. They spoke their own West African language, Bantu, of course. But after they settled down in South Africa, they learned a lot of new words from the Khoisan people who lived there, who spoke a language called !Kung. Somebody speaking Xhosa So new languages came out [...]

!Kung – African Language

By |2017-05-23T16:28:23+00:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Literature|

Khoisan people from South Africa spoke the !Kung language. It is probably the closest we can come to what the earliest languages sounded like. !Kung is a click language. The ! in the name of the language represents a clicking sound that !Kung speakers make with their tongue. Of all the languages in the world, [...]

African languages and literature

By |2018-04-21T12:09:37+00:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Literature|

Funeral inscription for King Massinissa, at Dougga , dated 138 BC. (Now in the Bardo Museum in Tunis). The inscription's in two African languages: Punic (Phoenician) and Berber. Because Africa is such a big place, people who lived in different parts of Africa spoke different languages. There are hundreds of different African languages. In [...]