The former colonized and enslaved are now in charge. Kwame Nantambu is a part-time lecturer at Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies and University of the West Indies. This is the origin of the term 'Negro. TnT is now an independent, sovereign nation-state. 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.
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. 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. That's our correct, historical designation. When the Spanish became involved in the slave trade, they also used the word Negro to describe Afrikans. Negro is an adjective which means Black in Portuguese and Spanish. Mother Afrika to the rescue!. By the end of the first century A.
Okay, maybe there is a simpler way to put it. Kwame Nantambu - Origin of terms 'Negro' and Afrika Origin of terms 'Negro' and Afrika By Dr. Kwame Nantambu January 09, 2007 According to Anthony T. The word death is derived from the Greek word Necro which means dead and is similar in sound and meaning to the word Negro. The descendents of the Afrikans who came to the United States as slaves in 1619 are now called Afrikan-Americans. Afroland does not exist and never existed. Negroland does not exist and never existed.
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. That's their correct, historical designation. . Black Books Matter Rating: and share your thoughts in the comments section below. Now is the time for the descendents of the Afrikans who came to TnT to refer to themselves as Afrikan-Trinbagonians.
It began in immorality and the consciousness and dignity of man must now rise and dispense with it forever. Afrikans were brought involuntarily from Afrika to TnT; they did not come from Negroland or Afroland. . . . . .
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