African Heritage Association

 Jambo (Tanzania)!

Welcome to the BYU-Idaho African Heritage Association home page!


Join us

We do not currently have an African Heritage Association President. Please contact us if you are interested by emailing, calling, or coming into the Rigby 272 M-F between 2 and 5 pm.

Contact:
Phone: 208-496-1420
Email: associations@byui.edu


Useful Words

Whether you go to Angola, or just want to talk to people around campus, these words will help you blow them away with your language skills. Have fun!

Useful greetings in ....

Angola Bom Dia (Good Morning)
Botswana Dumela mma/rra (Hello to woman/man)
Ivory Coast in-i-che (Hello)
Cameroon Bonjour (Hello)
Ethiopia teanastellen (Hello)
Ghana meeng-gah-bou (Hello-Spoken in the capital Accra)
Kenya Habari/Jambo (Hello)
Libya salaam aleikum
Sierra Leone How de body?

Fun Facts

did you know that...

Fact 1:
There are 54 countries in Africa.

Fact 2:
One of the oldest universities in the world is in Timbuktu, Mali. By the 12th century Timbuktu was home to three universities. Over 25,000 students attended one of the Timbuktu universities in the 12th century.

Fact 3:
Nigeria is the most populated country with over 145 million people.

Fact 4:
Sudan is the largest country by area.

Fact 5:
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the world’s second largest fresh water lake.

Fact 6:
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest point in Africa. It tops out at 19,340 feet above sea level.

Fact 7:
The hottest place in the world is recorded at Al’Aziziyah in Libya.

Fact 8:
About half of the world’s diamonds come from southern and central Africa. The largest gem quality diamond ever found (the 3106.75 carat Cullinan Diamond) came from the Premier Mine near Pretoria. It was found in 1905.

Fact 9:
Three of the world’s largest gold producers have their primary operations in Africa – Harmony Gold, Gold Fields and Anglogold Ashanti.

Fact 10:
Four of the five fastest land animals live in Africa. The cheetah is the fastest and can run at 60 mph.