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.
Copies may be made for personal use only.
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