African Heritage Association
Welcome to the BYU-Idaho African Heritage Association home page! We meet and share our culture with all who attend. Join us!
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)|
|Ghana||meeng-gah-bou (Hello-Spoken in the capital Accra)|
|Sierra Leone||How de body?|
There are 54 countries in Africa.
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.
Nigeria is the most populated country with over 145 million people.
Sudan is the largest country by area.
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the world’s second largest fresh water lake.
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest point in Africa. It tops out at 19,340 feet above sea level.
The hottest place in the world is recorded at Al’Aziziyah in Libya.
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.
Three of the world’s largest gold producers have their primary operations in Africa – Harmony Gold, Gold Fields and Anglogold Ashanti.
Four of the five fastest land animals live in Africa. The cheetah is the fastest and can run at 60 mph.