More evidence for an initial western migration (South to North-West) as discussed by Cheikh Anta Diop.
The-bes/Ze-us/Di-os/God versus Djiab/Diable/Diablo/Devil; Africa is the source of all.
"This is neither mere mental conception nor a simple working hypothesis. Our knowledge of African ethnography enables us to distinguish between a hypothesis and a confirmed historical fact. To be sure, a cultural foundation common to all African Blacks, particularly a common linguistic base, seems to justify the idea in the main. But, above all, there are totemic clan names borne by all Africans, either collectively or individually, according to the extent of their dispersion; the analysis of these names combined with a proper linguistic examination enables us to progress from the realm of probability to the level of certainty.
Egypt proper and Senegal have the following names in common:
Kaba-----------------------Kaba, Keba, Kebe
Fari:The Pharoah-----------Fari: title of emperor
Meri, Meri-----------------Meri, Meri
Ba-Ra----------------------Bara, Bari (Peul)
In Chapter X of this Archeologie de l'Afrique Noire, Pedrals mentions the Barum, found in the Upper Nile and the Benue region of Nigeria; the Ga-Gan-Gang, in the area of the Great Lakes and Ghana, Upper Volta, and Ivory Coast; the Goula-Goule-Goulaye, on both the Nile and the Shari. We should add that Gilaye is a Senegalese name of Sara origin.
According to Pedrals, the Kara form a nucleus living on the border of the "Anglo-Egyptian" Sudan and Upper Ubangi. the Kare live near the Logone River; the Karakare, in the northeast of Nigeria. Karakare is only the redoubling of Kare, a word combining Ka+Ra, or Ka+Re. The Kipsigi-Kapsigi are found in the area of the Great Lakes and in Northern Cameroon; the Kissi, northeast of Lake Nyasa and in the forest areas of Upper Guinea...
This list could be prolonged indefinitely and thus localize in the Nile Valley the early habitat of all the Negro peoples scattered today over different parts of the continent. This identity of names could suggest a recent migration. It is therefore preferable to probe more deeply into the origin of a few peoples, such as the Yoruba, Serer, Toucouleur, Peul, and Laobe, and show that their point of departure was indeed the valley of the Nile.
Before doing so, we shall comment on the legendary people called the Ba-Fur, sometimes referred to as Red, sometimes as Black. Ba is the collective prefix preceding all names of peoples in Africa. It can be compared with Wa in Egyptian, Coptic, and Wolof, meaning; those of, them, etc. This plural ending in languages, where it appears as a suffix, could explain the origin of the Egyptian plural in w:
Bak-w: servants (Egyptian)
Sumba-wa: The Sumbs
Ba-Fur has the same formation as Ba-Pende: the Pende; Ba-Luba: the Luba. Without venturing to draw a conclusion, I must point out that in Wolof Pour=yellow. Ba-Fur could designate not a tribe of Red men or Blacks, ancestors of the Serer, but a tribe of the Yellow race. This would explain the Mongoloid features found in West Africa and also perhaps the cultural relations between Africa and America by the resemblance of such words as:
Loto: Canoe, in Wolof, and in North American Indian languages (as in Sara and Baguirmian).
Tul: name of a city in Senegal.
Tule: name of an Eskimo land; German song.
Tula: name of a city in Mexico
Inuit: men, in Eskimo (cf. Gessain, Les Esquimaux du Groenland a l'Alaska, p. 5).
Init, Ai-nit: men, in Wolof.
In the nineteenth century Bory de Saint Vincent described the Eskimos, some of whom were almost as black as the blackest of Africans, despite the latitude:
"Whatever the reason, both sexes, more tanned than people in Europe and Central Asia, darker than any other Americans, are even blacker the farther north one goes; an additional proof that it is not, as generally believed, the heat of the sun that causes black skin-color incertain intertropical regions. It is not rare to find Eskimos, Greenlanders, and Samoyeds at 70 degrees latitude who, darker than Hottentots at the opposite extreme of the old continent, are almost as black as Wolof or Kaffirs on the Equator."
Diop, like all evolutionary minded historians still dealt within the constraints of the time period established by euro-centric Egyptologists; and had he lived longer maybe he would have eventually realized that Egypt was the product of a previous West African-American high civilization that dispersed Eastward after some natural catastrophe.
Why isn't Wolof classed among the Semitic Languages? Its obvious that the African 'W' is more ancient than the 'V or B' and this consonant is only found among the most ancient of Upper Egyptian gods, eg. Wos-ret; It is absent from both Greek and Roman languages; check out what the Online Etymology Dictionary has to say about the letter 'W'
"W- not in the Roman alphabet, but the Modern English sound it represents is close to the devocalized consonant expressed by Roman -U- or -V-. In O.E., this originally was written -uu-, but by 8c. began to be expressed by the runic character wyn (Kentish wen), which looked like this: p;, but the character is a late addition to the online font set and doesn't display properly on many computers, so it's something like a cross between lower-case -p- and a reversed -y-. In 11c., Norman scribes introduced -w-, a ligatured doubling of Roman -u- which had been used on the continent for the Germanic "w" sound, and wyn disappeared c.1300. -W- is not properly a letter in the modern French alphabet, and it is used there only in borrowed foreign words, e.g. wagon, weekend, Western, whisky, wombat."
Wombat is derived from the aboriginal words womback/wombar further proof of the antiquity of 'Wuh." Etymologists also describe the 'w' sound as proto-germanic, proto is their euphemism for African or ancient 'Black' languages. According to Massey; and if one follows the evolution of the word Wos-ret; she is the metaphor for human origin, the genetrix; Uat/Wet, the green moss of the beginning, the Moat, the soaked or moist soil, the natural genesis of human biology; the air, the dry and the wet of Egyptian cosmology as explained by Diodorus, in cooperation with the fire and spirit.
So how do we explain the 'w' among the ancient Celtics/Keltike and Proto-Germanic speakers but not among the Greco-Latin speakers, if Egypt and South-West Europe was first peopled from the Central Asia? Did these Indo-Europeans fly over the Mediterranean on their way to 'W'est?
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