Some important branches of the Volta–Niger and Benue–Congo families are concentrated in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Benin.
These languages have variously been placed within the Kwa or Benue–Congo families, but Williamson & Blench (2000) separate them from both. The boundaries between the various branches of Volta–Niger are rather vague, suggesting diversification of a dialect continuum rather than a clear split of families, which suggest a close origin
The constituent groups of the Volta–Niger family, along with the most important languages in terms of number of speakers, are as follows (with number of languages for each branch in parentheses):
The Yoruboid languages and Akoko were once linked as the Defoid branch, but more recently they, Edoid, and Igboid have been suggested to be primary branches of an as-yet unnamed group, often abbreviated yeai. Similarly, Oko, Nupoid, and Idomoid are often grouped together under the acronym noi. Ukaan is an Atlantic–Congo language, but it is unclear if it belongs to the Volta–Niger family; Blench suspects it is closer to Benue–Congo.
One fact that was meant to be hidden is that the M2 lineage carrying, Niger-Congo/Kordofanian speaking, broad featured (“true Negro”) populations of Equatorial Africa and their New World extensions are the living descendants of the ancient Egyptians (and Hebrews). They do not want us to know that we were at the basis of all of these ancient civilizations and not as slaves but masters (Sidi Badr). WE DID NOT ORIGINATE IN WEST AFRICA, BUT AS ATTESTED TO BY EVERY TRIBAL ELDER WE ORIGINATED IN NUBIA-EGYPT(see the black and white map below) IN EASTERN AFRICA. These two civilizations were the oldest (Nubia), longest lasting and greatest (most contributing) civilizations in World History. The ancient Egyptian civilization is much older than the 5,000 year date given by “traditional”(liars) Egyptologist but instead it’s over 12,000 years old. Older black and or African scholars still alive today like Theophile Obenga and Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan for decades have debunked the Western lead lies in regards ancient Egypt and to the “Bantu Migration” from Cameroon and the ridiculous lie that the ancient Egyptian language is not related to Niger-Congo. African scholars (who actually speak African languages) have long criticized the entire “Afro-Asiatic” category of African languages. This video explains the basics behind the dilemma.
Above is a quote from the article click the below link for the full post which I recommend. I will be compiling my own research on the above matter and my previous post Reclaiming the African in My African American Ethnicity — Ariana Fiorello-Omotosho The previous post is of a African descendant brought to the New world in slavery from Nigeria and Cameroon. The analysis of her DNA by a professional company traces her genealogy to one of 2 places (I would personally say both places) Egypt or Palestine. If you have read my post on my Akan and Igbo ancestors you will be aware that I also have a DNA match cousin who’s ancestry was tracing back to Egypt and Saudi Arabia rather than palestine 1000-2000 years ago.
Click below for the full post (The article is mind blowing and needs to be read more than once to be truly absorbed in my opinion)
Do you know that the Akans knew Yahwe before the “so-called” introduction of Christianity in Ghana? In fact the Akans called Saturday by the very name of Jehovah? Akans called Saturday Memeneda. Me means “I”, Ne means “Am”, Da means “Day”. Thus Memeneda wits “I, I am day”. Isaiah 43:25 and countless quotations in the Bible refer to God as “I, I am” which is Yahwe in Hebrew or Jehovah in English. Infact Akans called God “Kwame”. Kwame is the name of a saturday male born among Akans. the name Kwame is Kwadaa Nyame (shortened Kwame) thus Child of Almighty God. Akans know Saturday to be the day of the Almighty God.
Thursday in Akan is Yawooda. The first two letters is Ya (h) which is the name of God (Yahwe or Jehovah). In akan “H” is sometimes remove if it comes after “A”. for example my name is Yeboah with H, it can also be spelt as Yeboa without the H. Thus Yah is sometimes written as Ya. thus Yawooda is sometimes written as Yahwooda. In fact many people use the second spelling in akan more than the first. the Second three letters WOO means born, or birth. the DA means day. Thus the name Yahwooda is translated into English as “Birth day of Yah” or “the day that Yah was born”. Does this ring the bell that Jesus Christ (who is Yah in Human form” might have been born on Thursday?
Akans named the days of the week after events. for example, “Tuesday” in Akan is “Ebenada”. Ebena in Ashanti/akan means “Lamentation, lament, crying, or cry”. I have already explain that da in english is day. Thus Ebenada means day of lamentation. Compare the state of Ashanti today and lamentation 1.
Original Word: אָדֹם Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: adom Phonetic Spelling: (aw-dome’) Short Definition: red
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin from the same as adom Definition red NASB Translation red (7), ruddy (1).
Adamawa is a state in northeastern Nigeria, with its capital at Yola. In 1991, when Taraba State was carved out from Gongola State, the geographical entity Gongola State was renamed Adamawa State, with four administrative divisions: Adamawa, Ganye, Mubi and Numan. It is the home of the American University of Nigeria in Yola and Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola. It is one of the thirty-six states that constitute the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Before it became a state in Nigeria, Adamawa was a subordinate kingdom of the Sultanate of Sokoto which also included much of northern Cameroon. The rulers bear the title of emir (“lamido” in the local language, Fulfulde).
The name “Adamawa” came from the founder of the kingdom, Modibbo Adama, a regional leader of the Fulani Jihad organized by Usumaanu dan Fodio of Sokoto in 1804. Modibbo Adama came from the region of Gurin (now just a small village) and in 1806 received a green flag for leading the jihad in his native country. In the following years Adama conquered many lands and tribes. In 1838 he moved his capital to Ribadu, and in 1839 to Joboliwo. In 1841 he founded Yola, where he died in 1848. After the European colonization (first by Germany and then by Britain) the rulers remained as emirs, and the line of succession has continued to the present day.
Adamah: a city in Naphtali
Original Word: אֲדָמָה Part of Speech: Proper Name Location Transliteration: Adamah Phonetic Spelling: (ad-aw-maw’) Short Definition: Adamah
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin from the same as adam Definition a city in Naphtali NASB Translation Adamah (1).
Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
The same as ‘adamah; Adamah, a place in Palestine — Adamah.
adamah: ground, land
Original Word: אֲדָמָה Part of Speech: Noun Feminine Transliteration: adamah Phonetic Spelling: (ad-aw-maw’) Short Definition: land
Yehudah: probably “praised,” a son of Jacob, also his desc., the S. kingdom, also four Israelites
Original Word: יְהוּדָה Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine Transliteration: Yehudah Phonetic Spelling: (yeh-hoo-daw’) Short Definition: Judah
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin probably from yadah Definition probably “praised,” a son of Jacob, also his desc., the S. kingdom, also four Isr. NASB Translation Jews (1), Judah (815), Judah’s (2).
Hadar: an Edomite king
Original Word: הֲדַר Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine Transliteration: Hadar Phonetic Spelling: (had-ar’) Short Definition: Hadar
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin from hadar Definition an Edomite king NASB Translation Hadar (1).
See Idah Idoma and Edo on the map of Nigeria below
Iddo: “timely,” the name of several Israelites
Original Word: עִדּוֹ Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine Transliteration: Iddo Phonetic Spelling: (id-do’) Short Definition: Iddo
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin from the same as iddah Definition “timely,” the name of several Isr. NASB Translation* Iddo (10).
King James Bible And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
Edo, Edomite, Idoma and Idumea are related words. The Greeks called the inhabitants of this region “Idumeans” (people with a reddish skin tone, like the Igbo of Benin). The ancient name of Edo is Idu. Idu was the progenitor of the Edo or Idoma. Hence the expression: “Iduh the father of Idoma.” The royal lines of the Edo have been orally transmitted. Iduh begot six sons: Ananawoogeno who begot the children of Igwumale;Olinaogwu who begot the people of Ugboju; Idum who begot the people of Adoka; Agabi who begot the people of Otukpo; Eje who begot the people of Oglewu; Ebeibi who begot the people of Umogidi in Adoka, and Ode who begot the people of Yala.
From linkThe Edo and the Edomites are related genetically. These are among Abraham’s ancestors who came out of Africa. These were originally river peoples who moved along river systems and mountain ridges (the “high places”). They dispersed rather widely and settled in different regions including the Tigris-Euphrates River Valley and Southern Europe. Some lived in the red city of Petra, the capital of the Nabataean territory in Edom (modern Jordan).
The Greeks called the Edomites the “Idumea” or red people. Esau of Edom was described as having a red skin tone in Genesis 25:25. He was also described as hairy. Abraham’sAinu ancestorsalso were hairy and had a red skin tone. Abraham’s father was called Tera (Terah) a royalname associated with the Ainuof the Upper Nile. These spread as far as Japan where only about 300 pure-blooded Ainu still remain on the island of Hokkaido. The original name of Tokyo was Edo. Among the Ainu the word “Tera” (Terah) means priest. Abraham’s father was Terah, a ruler-priest whose territory along the Tigris River extending between Ur and Haran.
The Edomites of the Bible are related to the Edo or Idu of Nigeria and Benin. The title of their rulers is further evidence. The ruler of the Edo is called “Oba” and the first ruler of Petra was thedeified Nabataean King Obodas.
The biblical Edomites are associated with the color red. Edom means red and Genesis 25:25 links Esau to the Edomites. Esau was the name of at least two Edomite rulers. Isaac’s sons were not Jews, but Horites like their father and grandfather Abraham. That is why Esau the Elder married into the line associated with Seir the Horite (Gen. 36) and why Jacob married into the Horite line of Na-Hor. See diagram and note that there are 2 named Esau. Esau the Elder married Adah, the daughter of the Horite ruler Elon. Esau the Younger was Esau the Elder’s grandson. Esau the Younger married Oholibamah, a high-ranking Horite maiden.
The Edomites, along with the Jebusites, appear to have belonged to the Horite Confederation which originated in the Upper Nile region. This is the homeland of Abraham’s ancestors and is called Kush in Genesis 10. From ancient Kush, the peoples spread in many directions. Some live today in Nigeria and Benin as the Edo or Idu.
The land to which Cain went is called Nod, which is intended to mean “wandering.” Here we have a play on words. The words Nod נוד and Nok נוך are almost identical. This was recognized in 1984 by the Nigerian philologist Modupe Oduyoye. Oduyoye saw a connection between Cain and the ancient metal workers of Nok in the Jos Plateau of Nigeria. (The Sons of the Gods and the Daughters of Men: An Afro-Asiatic Interpretation of Genesis 1-11, NY, Orbis Books, 1984, p. 21.) They appear to be relatives of the metal-working Sudanese Beja.
The evidence suggests that Cain’s father-in-law Enoch lived in what is today northeastern Nigeria. Not surprisingly there are places in Nigeria that reference both Kain and Nok. Kano is a major city and Nok is both a preshistoric site and a recognized cultural sphere of influence. The Nok civilization is dated to about 1200 years ago but has earlier antecedents as evidenced by discoveries in an “increasingly larger area” of Nok influence that includes the Middle Niger Valley and the Lower Benue Valley.
Nod (נוד) is an etymological etiology intended to explain the apparent peripatetic lifestyle of Cain and his metal-working descendants, the Kenites. This sort of play on words is typical of rabbinic writings and suggests that this a later interpretation. It might have been inserted to suggest that Cain’s descendants were without territory, but a deeper look reveals that they were associated with rulers over territories from west central Africa to Central Asia. They worked for influential rulers in the days when the Sahara was much wetter between 8000 and 4500 years ago. At various periods water systems connected the Nile and Central Africa and these river routes were their trade routes.
The modern word “Hebrew” is derived from the word “Ivri” (plural “Ivrim”; English: Hebrews), one of several names for the Israelite (Jewish and Samaritan) people. It is traditionally understood to be an adjective based on the name of Abraham’s ancestor, Eber (“Ever” עבר in Hebrew), mentioned in Genesis 10:21. This name is possibly based upon the root “ʕ-b-r” (עבר) meaning “to cross over”. Interpretations of the term “ʕibrim” link it to this verb; cross over or the people who crossed over the river Euphrates.
In the Bible, the Hebrew language is called Yәhudit (יהודית) because Judah (Yәhuda) was the surviving kingdom at the time of the quotation (late 8th century BCE (Is 36, 2 Kings 18). In Isaiah 19:18 it is called the “Language of Canaan” (שפת כנען).
Below is my list of things that didn’t sit well with me regarding church. This is not to say I won’t go to church but on a rare occasion now, and can’t help looking at the pastor with a side eye. Most pastors avoid some truths. However I still believe that the New Testament can be used alongside the Old Testament. I decided to spend a period of time studying the Old Testament. After a period of about a year I realised that for me the old and new Testament work hand in hand. The video below stood out for me. It is an example of how the New Testament can be used to help us get closer to The Almighty YAHUAH and the WORD.
I decided a long time ago that one day I would learn Hebrew Aramaic and Arabic to get a better understanding of the Holy word. It is still a dream but I have been learning the basics of Hebrew and Arabic for a short while. The English King James Version of the Bible is a translation. You cannot get the true meaning of the names or messages behind the words in a translation. The true words cannot be properly expressed in English, the names have no meaning. Yahusha said “I come in my father’s name and you do not accept me but if I come in someone else’s name you will accept me.” YAHUAH states “if my people who are know by my name will humble themselves and call on me…” he will fulfill his promise and never forsake us. We must go back the covenant.
Nowhere is the Name God in Jesus or the word Jew or Judah in God. Also it was the Jews who according to the bible killed Jesus. This is only my belief and I admit that I am still learning.
The root word remains the same with YAHU or YAH
In YAHUAH we have YAHUSHA or YASHAYAHSHIYA YAHUSHUA and YAHUDAH
It fulfills the promise.
Let’s take Jehovah there was no “J” using the “Yod” you get “Y” in ancient Hebrew instead of “Ye” it was “Yah” YA instead of “El” it was “Al” we now have Yahovah or Yahweh. Yahweh adds vowels A And E to create sound but there were no vowels.
A “W” is a Double U ( 2 U’s = a W Equivalent or the same as UU) which creates the sound EWE, YAHOO-A, YAH-WHO-AH in English.
The above documentary states it should be YAHAWAH. Some say YA-HOW-A some say YA-WHO-A
Some pronounce the tettergrames YHWH as YAHWEH or YAHVEH. This became JEHOVAH or JAH when the “J” was developed in Europe around 500 years ago.
Yhvh: the proper name of the God of Israel
Original Word: יְהֹוָה Part of Speech: Proper Name Transliteration: Yhvh Phonetic Spelling: (yeh-ho-vaw’) Short Definition: LORD
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin from havah Definition the proper name of the God of Israel NASB Translation
The ‘Personal’ Name of the ‘God of Israel’ by which He anciently revealed Himself to Moses ( 6:2). ‘YAH’ is spelt in original Hebrew, with the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet – the ‘yood’, smallest letter in the alphabet, represented by the inverted comma ( ‘ ). YAHU also has the meaning of ‘He is YAH’
Obscure Preservation of the Sacred Name ‘YAHU’
Hebrew personal names have meanings, and many such personal names have throughout time, been linked to the Sacred Name YAHU. In this obscure way, the Sacred Name YAHU has been preserved for modern times, notwithstanding the fact that it has been almost totally removed from most Bible Translations.
This Name, through recent archeological discoveries in Israel, has been found to be part of more Hebrew words and names than were formerly known. There is an untold number of usages in the Tanach (‘Old Testament’) where this form of the Sacred Name is used as a conjunction in Biblical names. Some of the more common examples of these are:
NetanYahu (also the name of former Israeli Prime Minister)
and of course, the Messianic Salvation Name YAHU’SHUAH (‘Yeshuah’)
The truth is we cannot say for certain exactly how it should be physically pronounced, we can only take an educated guess. Our languages have been confused. After the scattering of the people from the tower of Babel the language became mixed up see below:
It was fore written. This is why although I search for the most ancient way to pronounce the name and pray, I know that it is our hearts sincerity which is more important. The languages of the WHOLE earth are confused according to the bible. Some say God some say Elohim some say ALAHEIM or Allah JAH Jehovah YAHUAH Lord ALMIGHY. The name has been hidden in plain sight. I cannot for certain say that I am right and they’re are much conflicting information out there. This is a documentation of one type of study only.
I recommend that you continue to research and I will also do the same. I like the saying “Study to show yourself approved” in the eyes of The Most High.
My list of unease about the church
Celebrating pagan holidays – Christmas & Christmas trees, Halloween by some, Easter, New Years, Valentines day
Not keeping the Sabbath but instead keeping the suns day
Breaking commandments such as eating pork
Lies about the colour of the Ha Mashiach and people in the Bible.
Promotion of slavery
Pagan cross which is technically the weapon used to kill Yahusha promoted in the church. Using Pagan images.
Research Cesare Borgia and his life. Below is a little information on the image of Jesus. Cesare Borgia.
Cesare Borgia, Duke of Valentinois, was an Italian condottiero, nobleman, politician, and cardinal,
After initially entering the church and becoming a cardinal on his father’s election to the Papacy, he became the first person to resign a cardinalcy after the death of his brother in 1498. His father set him up as a prince with territory carved from the Papal States,
The seeds of the Papal States as a sovereign political entity were planted in the 6th century. Beginning In 535, the Byzantine Empire, under emperor Justinian I, launched a reconquest of Italy that took decades and devastated Italy’s political and economic structures. Just as these wars wound down, the Lombards entered the peninsula from the north and conquered much of the countryside. By the 7th century, Byzantine authority was largely limited to a diagonal band running roughly from Ravenna, where the Emperor’s representative, or Exarch, was located, to Rome and south to Naples (the “Rome-Ravenna corridor”), plus coastal enclaves.
The Papal States, officially the State of the Church (Italian: Stato della Chiesa, Italian pronunciation: [ˈstato ˈdella ˈkjɛza]; Latin: Status Ecclesiae), were a series of territories in the Italian Peninsula under the direct sovereign rule of the Pope, from the 8th century until 1870.
The Papal Army was disbanded in 1870, leaving only the Palatine Guard, which was itself disbanded on 14 September 1970 by Pope Paul VI, and the Swiss Guard, which continues to serve both as a ceremonial unit at the Vatican and as the pope’s protective force.
Other things that dont sit well for me personally are Idolatry of Preachers and Pope’s. Only The Almighty Creator of the universe through the son of man Yahusha can redeem us. Pope forgiving sins!! Confessing to the Pope instead of YHWH.
Peodophilia in the European church stretching back generations breaking the commandments.
Changes of the names of the Prophets. Janus and Zeus were Greco-Roman deities Ja-Zeus hmm sounds like something else and Kristos was also a pagan god.
When we get into Paganism most of the names we use were from the Canaanites. Yah, El, Allah. The real name has been replaced with Lord or God and has changed so many times. At the Kaba before Islam they worshipped 360 gods. This was done in Saudi Arabia. The middle east was the gateway to the East and West. These customs have penetrated the religions we have today. In the past the Hebrews fell away from the teachings of Moses and turned to Baal.
Ancient Mesopotamian culture in southern Iraq had numerous dingir (deities, gods and goddesses).:69-74 Mesopotamian deities were almost exclusively anthropomorphic.:93:69-74 They were thought to possess extraordinary powers:93and were often envisioned as being of tremendous physical size.:93 They were generally immortal,:93 but a few of them, particularly Dumuzid, Geshtinanna, and Gugalanna were said to have either died or visited the underworld.:93 Both male and female deities were widely venerated.:93
The Mesopotamian mythology of the first millennium BCE treated Anšar (later Aššur) and Kišaras primordial deities.Marduk was a significant god among the Babylonians. He rose from an obscure deity of the third millennium BCE to become one of the most important deities in the Mesopotamian pantheon of the first millennium BCE. The Babylonians worshipped Marduk as creator of heaven, earth and humankind, and as their national god.:62, 73 Marduk’s iconography is zoomorphic and is most often found in Middle Eastern archaeological remains depicted as a “snake-dragon” or a “human-animal hybrid”.
The ancient Greeks revered both gods and goddesses. These continued to be revered through the early centuries of the common era, and many of the Greek deities inspired and were adopted as part of much larger pantheon of Roman deities.:91-97 The Greek religion was polytheistic, but had no centralized church, nor any sacred texts.:91-97 The deities were largely associated with myths and they represented natural phenomena or aspects of human behavior.:91-97
Several Greek deities probably trace back to more ancient Indo-European traditions, since the gods and goddesses found in distant cultures are mythologically comparable and arecognates.:230-231:15-19Eos, the Greek goddess of the dawn, for instance, is cognate to Indic Ushas, Roman Aurora and LatvianAuseklis.:230-232Zeus, the Greek king of gods, is cognate to Latin Iūpiter, Old German Ziu, and Indic Dyaus, with whom he shares similar mythologies.:230-232 Other deities, such asAphrodite, originated from the Near East.
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord. …
The Paleo-Hebrew alphabet was in common use in the ancient Israelite kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Following the exile of the Kingdom of Judah in the 6th century BCE, in the Babylonian exile, Jews began using a form of the Assyrian script, which was another offshoot of the same family of scripts. The Samaritans, who remained in the Land of Israel, continued to use the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet.
During the 3rd century BCE, Jews began to use a stylized, “square” form of the Aramaic alphabet that was used by the Persian Empire (which in turn was adopted from the Assyrians), while the Samaritans continued to use a form of the Paleo-Hebrew script, called the Samaritan script. After the fall of the Persian Empire, Jews used both scripts before settling on the Assyrian form. For a limited time thereafter, the use of the Paleo-Hebrew script among Jews was retained only to write the Tetragrammaton.
The Early Semitic pictograph of this letter is , an arm and hand. The meaning of this letter is work, make and throw; the functions of the hand. The Modern Hebrew name yud is a derivative of the two letter word (yad), a Hebrew word meaning “hand,” the original name for the letter. Click for link
Ah Ba =Ahb = ABBA = Father
Aleif Ah Bet = Alphabet
Written as ا, spelled as الِف and transliterated as alif, it is the first letter in Arabic. Together with Hebrew Aleph, Greek Alpha and Latin A, it is descended from Phoenicianʾāleph, from a reconstructed Proto-Canaanite ʾalp “ox”.
Alif is written in one of the following ways depending on its position in the word:
Jah or Yah (Hebrew: יהּ Yah) is a short form of Yahweh (in consonantal spelling YHWH Hebrew: יהוה, called the Tetragrammaton), the proper name of God in the Hebrew Bible. … It is otherwise mostly limited to the phrase Hallelujah and theophoric names such as Elijah.
Check this out if you want more background info out http://christianitybeliefs.org/the-falling-away/the-names-of-the-father-and-the-son/
One theory is that YHWH had been inserted by Jewish scholars centuries ago. Some say that YHWH goes back to Ba’al. Look at the strong’s Concordance below Yah and Baal associated together. Ba’al is the Hebrew word for Lord. YHWH is considered the Most High and Sovereign Power of the Hebrews.
Bali: “my Baal,” a symbolic name for Yah
Original Word: בַּעְלִי Part of Speech: Noun Masculine Transliteration: Bali Phonetic Spelling: (bah-al-ee’) Short Definition: Baali
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin from baal with pronoun suff. Definition “my Baal,” a symbolic name for Yah NASB Translation Baali (1).
Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
From ba’al with pron. Suff.; my master; Baali, a symbolical name for Jehovah — Baali.
Also, on the ends of each pew, all of which are original and date back hundreds of years, the wavy lines of cursive Hebrew have been scratched into the wood. Our guide wasn’t able to translate any of the words, but he did tell us that a few Ethiopian tourists had visited recently and instantly recognized it. Apparently, it’s still used by Jewish communities in Africa.
Kongo Cosmograms, Underground Railroad Patchwork, Cursive Hebrew… now this is the kind of unexpected history which totally interests me! If you’re the same, make sure to visit the First African Baptist Church, either for the tour or for the Sunday service.
REMEMBER TO FORGET NO MORE, O; HOUSE OF THE HEBREWS–THE IGBOS, ALL OVER PLANET EARTH. UDO’NU!!! THE 12 TRIBES OF YAHSAR’AL WHO LIVE IN IGBOLAND OF BIAFRA IN WEST AFRICA; AND, WHO ARE SCATTERED ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE THE HEBREWS | HEEBOES | IGBOS=CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH YAH, CREATOR AND OWNER OF THE UNIVERSE. THEY ARE ALL CALLED IGBO AS A CORRUPTION OF HEBREW | HEEBOE | IGBO. THE 12 TRIBES OF THE HEBREWS ON EARTH STILL LIVE TOGETHER IN IGBOLAND TILL DATE–MANY HEBREWS ARE SCATTERED ALL OVER THE WORLD AS WE SPEAK. CHRISTIANS, “MANY” BLACK AND BROWN MUSLIMS AS WELL AS “MANY” BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE OF PLANET EARTH ARE HEBREWS –IGBOS WHO WERE FORCED TO CONVERT TO BABYLON THE GREAT (WORLD EMPIRE OF RELIGIONS) OR DIE. THESE HEBREW BROTHERS AND SISTERS CHOSE TO LIVE IN SIN INSTEAD OF DYING FOR THE SPIRITS–A RESULT OF DEUTERONOMY 28:15-68 CURSES AGAINST THE HEBREWS–THE IGBOS. The 12 Sons/Tribes of Yah’Shara’Ala (Yahsar’al) are: Raawban (Changed to Reuben); ShaMiwan (Changed to Simon); LawYah (Changed to Levi); Yahawadah (changed to Judah), Dahhniyah (Changed to Dan) Napathalyah (Changed to Naphtali); Gad (Gad); Ahshar (Changed to Asher); YahsShaKar (Changed to Issachar); Zabalawan (Changed to Zebulon) BanYahyan (changed to Benjamin); PLUS The Sons of Yahsho’v (Changed to Joseph) Ahparayam (Changed to Ephraim) Manasha (Changed to Manasseh) NOTE: All Original Hebrew–Igbo name were changed by The Roman Empire, Zionist Fake Hebrews called JEWS in IsraEL, The Vatican and All Religions, England and All Monarchies, United Nations and All Politicians, The Elite/The Rich, All Secret Societies, IMF, World Bank, Money =NEW WORLD ORDER OF LUCIFER=the Synagogue of Satan spoken about in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9. “Find the Igbos ANYWHERE; then, you have found the Hebrews EVERYWHERE” Obioha Ehyinnayah Ezekwesiriyah 2015 (The Last Messenger of Yahusha Ha Mashiyahkh=ha’Mashiriyah–in Igbo, till date. NOW, KNOW THIS… Our Hebrew Land which was given to our ancestors by our Heavenly Father and creator-YAH was/is called YAH’SHARA’ALA in Igbo language (Yahsar’al)–now corrupted as Isra’EL. The ever hidden but now REVEALED truth is that; “EL” is a Demon a.k.a Fallen Angel a.k.a Alien or God, gods, Chi, Arusi etc=Lucifer, Satan, Devil(s)=partners to United Nations and All politicians, All Religions and Secret Societies. The Shadow Government of this World you dO not see and/or know. This REVEALED truth Cancels any usage of “EL” (as Suffix or Prefix) to define/describe the Most High YAH,–the Creator of the Universe and the maker/owner of Everything Everywhere. The Ala’yem (Alayim) of The Hebrews–The Igbos. Negative Vibrations: Example: 1. El’ohim means Demons/gods. 2. Isara’EL means land dedicated to Demons/gods _____________________________________ Positive and Fruitful Vibrations “AL” is for YAH “AL” was taken from “ALA”. “Ala” means “LAND” in Igbo Language till date. As you know, Yahsar’AL (corrupted as Isra’EL) is YAH’S own portion of LAND on Planet Earth which YAH gave to his Hebrew Bloodline–The Igbos, forever. Examples: 1. Ala’lue’YAH was corrupted as Hallelujah. (Jah is Jabulon=Demon). Ala’lue’YAH (pronounced as AlalueYAH) means in the Igbolanguage till date: “Let YAH have His own PORTION of Land”. This is what became Yah’Shara’Ala which is often pronounce as Yahsar’al and was later corrupted as Isra’EL by the Roman Empire a.k.a Zionist Fake Hebrews called Jews of Revelation 2:9 and 3:9=Synagogue of Satan–Satanic Europeans who claimed Yahsar’al, renamed and dedicated our Hebrew Land to their EL Demon. Tufiakwaa! Aru!!! Satan was allowed to do this because the Children of Yahsharala (Yahsar’al) were under the CURSES of Deuteronomy 28:15-68. Yah has forgiven his Children on the condition that they do not follow any one or thing called EL, god, Chi, Arusi, Satan, Lucifer, Alien, Demon, Fallen Angel anymore forever and ever. See the Ten Commandments and the Torah (Turah) of YAH. Example 2. Ala’ye’m (Alayem/Alayim): The Igbo words “Ala’ye’m” (Alayem/Alayim) was corrupted to EL’ohim (EL is a Demon). Ala’Ye’m (Alayem/Alayim) is Igbo language which means: “being dependent on the Land of Yahsar’al”–the Blessed Land of YAH. A direct English Translation of Ala’Ye’M (Alayem/Alayim) is “Land-Provide”. This was so because All the Hebrews Blessed the Most High YAH whenever they remember the promised land they received from the Most High YAH their Hebrew Heavenly Father. So Ala’Ye’M (Alayem/Alayim) was used as title for the Most High YAH who gave the Land (Ala) to the Hebrews–The Igbos. (Note: “NOTE: In the Igbo language, “to give” means “Ye’M” while LAND is still called “Ala” in Igbo language till date. Ala’ye’m (Alayem/Alayim)=Land-Provide | ye’m’Ala=Give-Me-Land. Till date In Igboland, “Ala” is used to bless or to Curse and “Ala” is everything to the Hebrews—The Igbos. Therefore, the Ancient Hebrew words/language is still the Igbo words/language till today (with some data corruption here and there.. Hence it is now easier for the Igbos–The True Hebrew Yahsar’alites to reconnect to their Ancient Past now that YAH is Here. it is a Miracle from YAH. All Praise YAH forever and ever. AlalueYAH!!! Example 3. In ◄ Exodus 3:14 ► You read: “The Most High said to (Moshe (changed to Moses), “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” This is highly misleading. Why? Because the Hebrew translation of “I AM” is “AHAYAH” which when spoken in Igbo language of today, you have Aha’Yah (meaning HIS NAME). The Vatican Roman Empire removed the SACRED name of the The Most High YAH and Lied to the World that ◄ Exodus 3:14 ►said “I AM”is the name of the Almighty YAH. However, Aha’Yah (Igbo) AHAYAH (Hebrew ) was also the topic of ◄ Exodus 3:13 ► because Moshe (Moses) said to the Most High, “Suppose I go to the Hebrews and say to them, ‘The Heavenly Father of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”. You see how The Roman Empire and all the Religions use Language to deceive the Whole World? Revelation 12:9 and 13:14 completely fulfilled. Therefore, ◄ Exodus 3:14 ► should read as follows: “The Most High said to Moshe (changed to Moses), “I AM YAH… This is what you are to say to the Hebrews: ‘YAH… has sent me to you.’” In Igbo language, an Igbo would say: “YAH BU AHA’YAH (AHAYAH) YES!!!THE HEBREWS–THE IGBOS, ARE BACK. YAH’S SPIRITS NOW NOW RULE PLANET EARTH (MIDST ONGOING JUDGEMENT-DAY-DESTRUCTION), IN SEARCH OF HIS HEBREW BLOODLINES AS HE REUNITES HIS IGBO CHILDREN BY HIMSELF—ISAIAH 11:11-12. HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! All Praise YAH forever and ever. Ala’lue’YAH aka!!! Shaluwm! Shalayim!!! Udo na Ngozi diri Umu Igbo/Hebrew nile. This Revelation from The Most High YAH; via Yahusha HaMashiyahkh (ha’mashiriyah), is delivered this 25815 by: Angelippo#7777777_HEBREW_IGBO Angel of the Most High Creator of the Universe, maker and owner of everything everywhere assigned to the Hebrews__The Igbos on Planet Earth. Igbo=12 tribes of Yah’Shara’Ala (Yahsar’al) Warning: Never call our Hebrew Inheritance from YAH “IsraEL”anymore. Our Land and inheritance from YAH is called Yah’Shara’Ala. This is the name of the Land of the Hebrews—The Igbos Forever and ever Praising YAH. Shaluwm! Shalayim!!! Udo na Ngozi diri Umu Igbo nile.
A number of traditions have lists of many names of God, many of which enumerate the various qualities of a Supreme Being. The English word “God” (and its equivalent in other languages) is used by multiple religions as a noun or name to refer to different deities, or specifically to the Supreme Being, as denoted in English by the capitalized and uncapitalized terms “god” and “God”. Ancient cognate equivalents for the word “God” include proto-SemiticEl, biblical HebrewElohim, Arabic‘ilah, and biblical Aramaic Elah. The personal or proper name for God in many of these languages may either be distinguished from such attributes, or homonymic. For example, in Judaism the tetragrammaton is sometimes related to the ancient Hebrew ehyeh (I will be). In the Hebrew bible, the excellent name of The God (SWT) is revealed directly to the beloved prophet Musa (SAWS), in Chapter 3, verse 14 of the book of Exodus, namely: “I Am”.
Correlation between various theories and interpretation of the name of “the one God”, used to signify a monotheistic or ultimate Supreme Being from which all other divine attributes derive, has been a subject of ecumenical discourse between Eastern and Western scholars for over two centuries. In Christian theology the word must be a personal and a proper name of God; hence it cannot be dismissed as mere metaphor. On the other hand, the names of God in a different tradition are sometimes referred to by symbols. The question whether divine names used by different religions are equivalent has been raised and analyzed.
Exchange of names held sacred between different religious traditions is typically limited. Other elements of religious practice may be shared, especially when communities of different faiths are living in close proximity (for example, the use of Om and Gayatri within the Indian Christiancommunity) but usage of the names themselves mostly remains within the domain of a particular religion, or even may help define one’s religious belief according to practice, as in the case of the recitation of names of God (such as the japa).Guru Gobind Singh‘s Jaap Sahib, which contains 950 names of God.The Divine Names, the classic treatise by Pseudo-Dionysius, defines the scope of traditional understandings in Western traditions such as Hellenic, Christian, Jewish and Islamic theology on the nature and significance of the names of God. Further historical lists such as The 72 Names of the Lord show parallels in the history and interpretation of the name of God amongst Kabbalah, Christianity, and Hebrew scholarship in various parts of the Mediterranean world.
The attitude as to the transmission of the name in many cultures was surrounded by secrecy. In Judaism, the pronunciation of the name of God has always been guarded with great care. It is believed that, in ancient times, the sages communicated the pronunciation only once every seven years; this system was challenged by more recent movements.
The nature of a holy name can be described as either personal or attributive. In many cultures it is often difficult to distinguish between the personal and the attributive names of God, the two divisions necessarily shading into each other.
El comes from a root word meaning might, strength, power. Sometimes referring to God and sometimes the mighty when used to refer to the God of Israel, El is almost always qualified by additional words that further define the meaning that distinguishes him from false gods. A common title of God in the Hebrew Bible is Elohim (Hebrew: אלהים). The root Eloah (אלה) is used in poetry and late prose (e.g., the Book of Job) and ending with the masculine plural suffix “-im” ים creating a word like ba`alim (“owner(s)” and adonim (“lord(s), master(s)”) that may also indicate a singular identity.
In the Book of Exodus, God commands Moses to tell the people that ‘I AM’ sent him, and this is revered as one of the most important names of God according to Mosaic tradition.
Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.‘” God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation”.
When Moses first spoke with God, God said, “I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El Shaddai, but I did not make myself known to them by my name YHWH.”
Later commentaries additionally suggested that the true pronunciation of this name is composed entirely of vowels, such as the Greek Ιαουε. However, this is put into question by the fact that vowels were only distinguished in the time-period by their very absence due to the lack of explicit vowels in the Hebrew script. The resulting substitute made from semivowels and glottals, known as the tetragrammaton, is not ordinarily permitted to be pronounced aloud, even in prayer. The prohibition on misuse (not use) of this name is the primary subject of the command not to take the name of the Lord in vain.
Instead of pronouncing YHWH during prayer, Jews say “Adonai” (“Lord”). Halakha requires that secondary rules be placed around the primary law, to reduce the chance that the main law will be broken. As such, it is common religious practice to restrict the use of the word “Adonai” to prayer only. In conversation, many Jewish people, even when not speaking Hebrew, will call God HaShem(השם), which is Hebrew for “the Name”
Almost all Orthodox Jews avoid using either Yahweh or Jehovah altogether on the basis that the actual pronunciation of the tetragrammaton has been lost in antiquity. Many use the termHaShem as an indirect reference, or they use “God” or “The Lord” instead.
Some biblical scholars say YHWH was most likely pronounced Yahweh. References, such asThe New Encyclopædia Britannica, validate the above by offering additional specifics to its (Christian) reconstruction out of Greek sources:
Early Christian writers, such as Clement of Alexandria in the 2nd century, had used a form like Yahweh, and claim that this pronunciation of the tetragrammaton was never really lost. Other Greek transcriptions also indicated that YHWH should be pronounced Yahweh.
Christianity is based on the revelation of God. God Himself became a human. Therefore the name Jesus, Yeshua, Iesous, is the name of God.
The Hebrew theonyms Elohim and YHWH are mostly rendered as “God” and “the LORD” respectively, although in the Protestant tradition the personal names Yahweh and Jehovah are also used. “Jehovah” appears in the Tyndale Bible, the King James Version, and other translations from that time period and later. Many English translations of the Bible translate the tetragrammaton as LORD, thus removing any form of YHWH from the written text and going well beyond the Jewish oral practice of substituting Adonai for YHWH when reading aloud.
Jesus (Iesus, Yeshua was a common alternative form of the name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (“Yehoshua” – Joshua) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous, from which comes the English spelling Jesus.“Christ” means “the anointed” in Greek (Χριστός). Khristos is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word Messiah; while in English the old Anglo-Saxon Messiah-rendering hæland (healer) was practically annihilated by the Latin “Christ”, some cognates such as heiland in Dutch and Afrikaans survive—also, in German, the word Heiland is sometimes used as reference to Jesus, e.g., in church chorals).
In Messianic Judaism YHWH (pre-incarnate) and Yeshua (incarnate) are one and the same, the second Person, with the Father and ruach hakodesh (Holy Spirit) being the first and third Persons, respectively, of ha’Elohiym (the Godhead). YHWH is called haShem.
In Mormonism the name of God the Father is Elohim  and the name of Jesus in his pre-incarnate state was Jehovah. Together, with the Holy Ghost they form the Godhead; God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Mormons typically refer to God as “Heavenly Father” or “Father in Heaven”.
Although Mormonism views the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as three distinct beings, they are one in purpose and God the Father (Elohim) is worshiped and given all glory through his Son, Jesus Christ (Jehovah). Despite the Godhead doctrine, which teaches that God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are three separate, divine beings, many Mormons (mainstream Latter-day Saints and otherwise, such as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) view their beliefs as monotheist since Christ is the conduit through which humanity comes to the God the Father. The Book of Mormon ends with “to meet you before the pleasing bar of the great Jehovah, the eternal Judge of both the quick and dead. Amen.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that God has only one distinctive name, represented in the Old Testament by the tetragrammaton. In English, they prefer to use the form Jehovah. According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, the name Jehovah means “He causes to become”.
Scriptures frequently cited in support of the name include Isaiah 42:8: “I am Jehovah. That is my name”, Psalms 83:18: “May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth”, and Exodus 6:3: “And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but with regard to my name Jehovah I did not make myself known to them.”
While opposers of the faith critique their use of the form “Jehovah”, Jehovah’s Witnesses still hold on to their belief that -despite having scholars prefer the “Yahweh” pronunciation- the name Jehovah adequately transmits the idea behind the meaning of God’s name in English. While they don’t discourage the use of the “Yahweh” pronunciation, they highly consider the long history of the name Jehovah in the English language and see that it sufficiently identifies God’s divine persona.
If you have seen my first post you know that I dealt with a lot of information both historical and oral traditions and biblical definitions of the Jamaican slaves. I also covered the oral stories of Hebrews in Africa.
For those who want to read the story of what I found when I took the steps back to retrieve my ancestors past. See the link below.
In this post I am going to look at who my African relatives were in Africa. I am going to look at the family names and places of residence. I am also going to explore West African history. This post will focus on Africa which has to include the middle east which really is North East Africa. We will look at the migration from Israel towards the end of this post. Ancestry DNA have also updated their information and I will be using my updated analysis to find out which tribes I am connected to.
Below is a list of surnames of DNA matched distant cousins
Nwokocha a Nigerian Igbo Surname. The surname is from The Bight of Biafra. Bordering Nigeria Cameroon Guinea area.
Nwagou which is from The Bight of Biafra Port Harcourt region with people sharing the name as far as Abuja Igbo
Onu which is also Nigerian.
Olugbala which is a Nigerian Yoruba surname.
Akinwummiwhich is a Nigerian Yoruba surname. Found in the Lagos region.
Ageypong which is a Ghanaian Ashanti surname.
Lartey a Ghanian Ga surname.
From the above DNA matches my genetic ties are with the Igbo, Yoruba, Ashanti and Ga.
Below West African tribes and some connections
The below is a map of the different tribes in Nigeria.
The Yoruba are right next to Benin as are the Hausa Fulani.
This could explain why one of my cousins is matching
the Hausa tribe in the North and Saudi Arabia despite
Here is my breakdown below which points at Akan Esan and Yoruba Hausa and Igbo tribal ancestry for me
This information above is significant because with my research and my ancestry matches DNA I am able to chart which groups of people we are connected to. The sophisticated DNA tests such as DNA tribes and others are picking up the West African connection to the middle east. The areas that my family are connected to mirror what the bible says. 2000 years ago some of my direct ancestors were in Saudi Arabia.
My raw DNA points to ancient Palestine Jordan and Libya.
The test states this about the analysis,
EthioHelix Africa K10 + Palestinian – Palestinian acts as a proxy for Middle Eastern ancestry in this case. Results are currently most meaningful for persons who are a mix of African and Middle Eastern
The below shows an African Ancestry DNA certificate which confirms the below person’s Ancestry is from the Hausa Fulani tribe in Cameroon.
I decided to explore the possible Saudi Arabia and Yemen connections a little further.
Kuwaiti native population comprises three distinct genetic subgroups of Persian, “city-dwelling” Saudi Arabian tribe, and nomadic “tent-dwelling” Bedouin ancestry. Bedouin subgroup is characterized by presence of 17% African ancestry; it owes it origin to nomadic tribes of the deserts of Arabian Peninsula and North Africa.
Bedouins are “tent-dwelling” nomads who roamed the deserts of Middle East; they epitomize the best adaptation of human life to desert conditions . In much of the Middle East and North Africa, the term Bedouin is used to descriptively differentiate between those (bedu) whose livelihood is based on raising livestock by mainly natural graze and those (hadar) who have an agricultural or urban base . Bedouins are originally desert-dwelling tribes of the Arabian Peninsula and are particularly descendants of (i) those settled in the southwestern Arabia, in the mountains of Yemen; and (ii) those settled in North-Central Arabia. Bedouins started to spread out to surrounding deserts of Middle East (particularly Arabian and Syrian deserts) and North Africa (particularly Sinai Peninsula of Egypt and the Sahara Desert of North Africa)
The mitochondrial haplogroup (indication of maternal ancestry) of the Bedouin participant is determined as L3d1a1a [L3d], that is predominantly seen in West-Central Africa—among the Fulani, Chadians , Ethiopians , Akan people , Mozambique , and Yemen. Kivisild et al.
the above extract clearly states that this particular participant is Bedouin and related to the Akan and Fulani. Further research has shown that there are middle eastern people’s who share Ghanaian and Nigerian ancestry generations back. When the first African nomads migrated they went to the East.
Now let’s explore this high ancient asian connection
The region of Palestine is among the earliest sites of human habitation in the world. Archaeological evidence suggests a hunter-gatherer community living a nomadic existence in the region pre-10,000 BCE. In the Early Bronze Age, permanent settlements were founded and agricultural communities developed. Trade was initiated with other regions in the Near East and, because of its location between the cities of Mesopotamia and those of Arabia and Egypt, Palestine became an important trading hub and attracted the attention of Sargon the Great (2334-2279 BCE)
A study found that the Palestinians, like Jordanians, Syrians, Iraqis, Turks, and Kurds have what appears to be Female-Mediated gene flow in the form of Maternal DNAHaplogroups from Sub-Saharan Africa. Of the 117 Palestinian individuals tested, 15 carried maternal haplogroups that originated in Sub-Saharan Africa. These results are consistent with female migration from eastern Africa into Near Eastern communities within the last few thousand years. There have been many opportunities for such migrations during this period. However, the most likely explanation for the presence of predominantly female lineages of African origin in these areas is that they may trace back to women brought from Africa as part of the Arab slave trade, assimilated into the areas under Arab rule.
Geophysically, Yoruba land spreads north from the Gulf of Guinea and west from the Niger River into Benin and Togo; In the northern section, Yorubaland begins in the suburbs just west of Lokoja and continues unbroken up to the Ogou tributary of the Mono River in Togo, a distance of around 610 km. In the south, it begins in an area just west of the Benin river occupied by the Ilaje Yorubas and continues uninterrupted up to Porto Novo, a total distance of about 270 km as the crow flies. West of Porto Novo Gbe speakers begin to predominate.
See the below
Four of the major coastal tribes of Western Africa: the Yoruba, Igbo, Akan and the Gaa-Adangbe are dissimilar at a glance and evidently geographic neighbours, but very closely related, when examined at the genetic level.
According to this landmark study, there was a 99.9 percent within-population variance, the between-population variance was less than 0.1 percent. This means that Yorubas, Igbos, Gaa and Akan are 99.9 percent similar.
The Bight of Benin was the Slave Coast. You can see Dahomey and Benin in the map below with Cameroon as it’s neighbour.
The Ebo connection to Benin is further supported by Onyebuechi Amene who states the following;
“ Ebo is a Benin name. It was the Binis that went to Igala and
formed the Igala Royal families that took the name to Igala.”
“ The Ebo family of Isiskre still retain their ancestral Bini
Those captives who came to the Americas from Ghana and Benin (Dahomey) were those known as Ebo or the Mina tribes. In fact a Mina tribe remains in the Kwara State of Yorubaland and refer to themselves as Igbo-Mina using the original Igbo spelling of the name.
It was the Portuguese Jewish slave traders who began selling Ebo captives from Benin to Ghana where they were used to work the Gold Mines. These traders coined the Ebo as “ Mina tribes “ meaning those destined for El-Mina, a Portuguese word meaning “ The Mines “. El-Mina became central to the slave trade in Ghana.
The most powerful amongst the Ebo(Mina) to arrive in Ghana were those called Ewe.
Most of the slaves of Bight of Benin that hailed from Benin itself were imported to South Carolina (36%), Virginia (23%), Gulf Coast (28%) and Florida (9,8%). The top three picked up a few thousand slaves of this Straits (Florida only received 698 slaves from Bight of Benin). Many of those slaves were imported to Louisiana and Alabama (where was famous the case of Clotilde slave ship, that exported between 110 and 160 slaves from Dahomey to Mobile in 1859, between them to Cudjo Lewis (ca. 1840 – 1935), considered the last person born on African soil to have been enslaved in the United States when slavery was still lawful), both belonging to the Gulf Coast. It was in Louisiana where her presence was notable. Indeed, between 1719 and 1731, most of the slaves who came to that place came directly from Benin. They were especially Fon, but many slaves also were of ethnics such as Nago (Yoruba subgroup, although exported mainly by Spanish, when the Louisiana was Spanish) -, Ewe, and Gen. Many of the slaves imported to the modern United States since Benin were sold by the King of Dahomey, in Whydah.[note 1] However, not all the slaves sold in day-present Benin were of there: Many were of other places, but were captured by Dahomeyan warriors. The native slaves from current Benin came from places as Porto-Novo, from where were brought to the port of Ouidah, place in the that was realized the slave shopping. This place brought many slaves
This area is highlighted in my DNA. See my region results of that area below.
Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa personal account of a slave
That part of Africa known by the name of Guinea, to which the trade for slaves is carried on, extends along the coast above 3400 miles, from the Senegal to Angola, and includes a variety of kingdoms. Of these the most considerable is the kingdom of Benin, both as to extent and wealth, the richness and cultivation of the soil, the power of its king, and the number and warlike disposition of the inhabitants. It is situated nearly under the line, and extends along the coast about 170 miles, but runs back into the interior part of Africa to a distance hitherto I believe unexplored by any traveller; and seems only terminated at length by the empire of Abyssinia, near 1500 miles from its beginning.
This kingdom is divided into many provinces or districts: in one of the most remote and fertile of which, called Eboe, I was born in the year 1745 in a charming fruitful vale named Essaka. The distance of this province from the capital of Benin and the sea coast must be very considerable, for I had never heard of white men or Europeans, nor of the sea: and our subjection to the king of Benin was little more than nominal; for every transaction of the government, as far as my slender observation extended, was conducted by the chiefs or elders of the place.
The Kingdom of Whydah/ˈhwɪdə, ˈhwɪdˌɔː/ (Yoruba: Xwéda; French: Ouidah) was a kingdom on the coast of West Africa in the boundaries of the modern nation of Benin. Between 1677 and 1681 it was conquered by the Akwamu, one of the Akan people. It was a major slave trading post. In 1700, it had a coastline of around 16 kilometres (10 mi); under King Haffon, this was expanded to 64 km (40 mi), and stretching 40 km (25 mi) inland.
The name Whydah (also spelt Hueda, Whidah,Ouidah, Whidaw, and Juda) is an anglicised form of Xwéda (pronounced o-wi-dah), from the Yoruba language of Benin. Today the port city of Ouidah bears the kingdom’s name; it is in the far west of the former Popo Kingdom and is where most of the Europeanslave traders lived and worked.
Whidah is also spelt Juda (spoken as Jew-dah/ Yahudah) see the below for historical evidence.
(Scholars state whydah is a bird but I propose another meaning to the name)
Whydah (also spelt Hueda, Whidah,Ouidah, Whidaw, and Juda
‘ā·ḵān — 6 OccurrencesJoshua 7:1 HEB:בַּחֵ֑רֶם וַיִּקַּ֡ח עָכָ֣ן בֶּן־ כַּרְמִי֩ NAS: under the ban, for Achan, the son KJV: in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son INT: to the things took Achan the son of Carmi