Kate Monk's Onomastikon

(Dictionary of Names)

African names

The African continent contains over a thousand ethnic groups speaking hundreds of languages so there are a great many different naming systems. The majority of names included are of African origin but it should be remembered that many countries retain the customs, religions and languages of the colonial powers and many native Africans have European, Muslim or Christian names.

Main index Contents of Onomastikon
Introduction Aims and intentions
Sources Booklist and Acknowledgements
Ancient Africa Aethiopia, Egypt, Mauretania, Nubia, Numidia, Early Cultures
Northern Africa Morocca, Western Sahara, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt
Eastern Africa Kiswahili, Sudan, Eithiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania
Central Africa Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Zaire
Western Africa Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Fasu, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Day Names
Southern Africa Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland
African Islands Madagascar, Comoro Islands, Mauritius, Cape Verde Islands, Sao Tome and Principe

This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.

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