Now is the time for the descendents of the Afrikans who came to TnT to refer to themselves as Afrikan-Trinbagonians. Okay, maybe there is a simpler way to put it. Black Books Matter Rating: and share your thoughts in the comments section below. Afrikans were brought involuntarily from Afrika to TnT; they did not come from Negroland or Afroland. What I Would Change: I would have loved if the author had discussed in more detail earlier in the book how the Spanish and Portuguese use of the word negro grew out of the Latin word niger. Negro is an adjective which means Black in Portuguese and Spanish.
This would seem to be of extreme importance understanding that the Spanish and Portuguese languages are both evolutions of a Latin dialect used in the north-central part of the Iberian Peninsula. Negroland does not exist and never existed. When the Spanish became involved in the slave trade, they also used the word Negro to describe Afrikans. Kwame Nantambu January 09, 2007 According to Anthony T. Kwame Nantambu is a part-time lecturer at Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies and University of the West Indies. But since 1444 and the beginning of the slave trade, the adjective Negro became a noun and the legitimate name of a newly enslaved people.
TnT is now an independent, sovereign nation-state. Mother Afrika to the rescue!. The former colonized and enslaved are now in charge. That's their correct, historical designation. Kwame Nantambu - Origin of terms 'Negro' and Afrika Origin of terms 'Negro' and Afrika By Dr.
. By the end of the first century A. This is the origin of the term 'Negro. Afroland does not exist and never existed. What I Most Liked: The author does a good job of not only explaining the history of the word beginning in the 15th and 16th centuries, but he also identifies the political and economic motives of those European invaders and American capitalist who sought to exploit Africans as sub-human, free labor. The word death is derived from the Greek word Necro which means dead and is similar in sound and meaning to the word Negro.
That's our correct, historical designation. It began in immorality and the consciousness and dignity of man must now rise and dispense with it forever. The descendents of the Afrikans who came to the United States as slaves in 1619 are now called Afrikan-Americans. . . . .
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