A few historians argue that the word “Africa” is indigenous to the continent, and the idea that the Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Hindus or any Caucasoid group created the name Africa is absolutely INACCURATE!
This theory asserts that Romans and Greeks began using the term only after coming in contact with African people, such as the Greek conquest of Egypt and the Roman conquest of North Africa and Egypt. The term “Afru-ika” means “birthplace” or “Motherland,” according to historian Ivan Van Sertima. Af-rui-ka means “to turn toward the opening of the Ka, womb or birthplace.”
Another hypothesis is that the name of the 4th dynasty pharaoh, Kh-afre, reveals that an early Egyptian king had the name “Africa.” It’s believed by some that because modern Egyptologists and others often mix the order of the hieroglyphs that the ancients wrote Kh-afre is supposedly written as Afre-Kh or Africa.
Another theory is that the continent was named after the Roman general “Scipio Africanus,” but his name meant “Scipio of Africa,” which would mean the general was named for being from Africa.” He was best known for defeating Hannibal at the final battle of the Second Punic War at Zama, a feat that earned him the nick name Africanus. His birth name is Publius Cornelius Scipio. They just nicknamed him Africanus because he won a battle in Africa.
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