Category Archives: Africa

The African languages ​​have been divided into four groups since the early 1950s. In total, there are likely to be over 2000 African languages ​​with their various dialects. There are languages ​​such as Afro-Asian Arabic, which is spoken by many millions of speakers, and other languages, such as N | uu, which is spoken in South Africa, with fewer than ten speakers. Many of the tribal languages ​​spoken by only a few hundred speakers are on the verge of extinction.

The first language family is that of the Afro-Asian languages. This includes around 350 languages ​​with just as many speakers. These languages ​​are spoken mainly in northern Africa and in neighboring Asia. This includes mainly Arabic, which belongs to the Semitic language family and is related, among other things, to Hebrew and the various Berber languages. The cushy table is also part of it. A widespread language family in Northeast Africa. Smaller language groups are Omotic and Chadian, which are spoken by a few million speakers.

The Niger-Congo group is the important next language family in Africa. With around 1400 languages, it is the most species-rich. There are also several thousand different dialects. These languages ​​are spoken by over 400 million speakers in West, South, East and Central Africa. Almost 50% of the African population speaks one of the Niger-Congo languages. Many of the people living in this area of ​​Africa learn one of these languages ​​as a lingua franca, similar to English on an international level, in order to be able to come into contact with other tribes. Important languages ​​are Swahili, spoken in East Africa, and Yoruba, which is native to Nigeria.

Nilo-Saharan with around 200 languages ​​and around 35 million speakers is a smaller language family in Africa. These languages ​​are spoken in Algeria in North Africa, Nigeria and Sudan in the northwest and southern Africa, among others. Larger languages ​​are Luo, Kanuri and Dinka. However, all of these languages ​​are only spoken by a few million people.

The smallest African language group is likely to be the Khoisan languages. However, this is not a language family, i.e. languages ​​that are closely related to one another, but are a kind of collective term for languages ​​that contain clicks. These comprise just under 30 languages ​​and are spoken by just under half a million people. These languages ​​are mainly spoken in southern Africa. These languages ​​are likely to be particularly difficult to learn for Europeans, as there are no clicks, for example in German. For more information about the continent of Africa, please check philosophynearby.com.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Where almost 2 million hectares of unrivaled diversity of life forms merge with historical and archaeological sites – this is the real Africa. The world-famous Kruger National Park offers a real safari experience, which is considered one of the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African savannah, this… Read More »

Main Temples in Luxor, Egypt

LUKSOR TEMPLE Time is merciless to historical monuments, this can be said about the main attraction of the city – the Luxor Temple. This building was completely covered with sand for many years. The first excavations of the temple date back to the 19th century. Over the years, the monument has literally risen from the… Read More »

Cameroon State Overview

Geography Cameroon limits to the south with Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, to the south and southeast with the Congo, to the east with the Central African Republic, to the northeast with Chad and to the northwest with Nigeria, to the west it opens onto the Atlantic. The most important cities are Yaoundé, capital of the state and also of the department of Mefon, located to the… Read More »

Somalia Overview

The long civil war that has plagued Somalia in recent decades has led the country to a process of fragmentation into different entities with autonomous political, administrative and military institutions. At the Djibouti conference held in August 2000, a president, a government and a transitional parliament were created, which re-established a partial and uncertain control… Read More »

Morocco History

Until the 15th century In the country inhabited by independent Berber tribes, Phoenician, later Carthaginian influences were only significant in a few coastal places (around 1100–146 BC). In AD 42, Morocco was combined with parts of what would later become Algeria to form the Roman province of Mauretania Tingitana ( Mauretania ). In the 5th… Read More »

Namibia History and Culture

HISTORY The country was discovered by Bartholomeu Diaz in 1487, but remained practically unexplored until 1840 when German missionaries entered it. German protectorate since 1884, it was administered with such harshness that numerous revolts took place there. In 1907 an ordinance of the governor delimited the areas for the natives forbidding them the possession of… Read More »

OECD History

The emergence The OECD has its origins in the cooperation required to rebuild the severely wounded Europe after World War II. In 1948, 18 European countries, including Sweden, formed the Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) with the task of administering the American Marshall Plan. This financial aid program was used during the years 1948-1952… Read More »

The Arab League

Civil war in Lebanon The Arab League tried early to bring peace to the civil war in Lebanon, which broke out in 1975. The following year, Syria entered Lebanon with troops to end fighting between religious and political groups and to avoid an Israeli invasion. The operation initially met with criticism within the Arab League,… Read More »

Zimbabwe 2012

Yearbook 2012 Zimbabwe. In February, the EU decided to continue the easing of sanctions against Zimbabwe initiated the year before. Now the entry ban to the EU for Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister, Justice Minister and 49 other people was lifted, and restrictions on 20 companies were lifted. However, restrictions were maintained against President Robert Mugabe. Later,… Read More »

Zambia 2012

Yearbook 2012 Zambia. The nation exploded in wild joy when the Zambia football national team took home the African championship for the first time in February. The copper balls, as the team is called, won after dramatic penalty kicks in the final against big favorite Ivory Coast. The victory gained a deep emotional significance when… Read More »