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Ancient Manding script (Proto-Mande Script) from West Africa

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Connecting Bantu words and cultural practices with ancient Egyptians

Ra Ancient Words   Ra,Re,Ptah, Ta,Pa,Se   largely  resonate in Bantu languages for word FATHER and sometimes used to endow respect to men of dignity and Deities. The word for father in the Southern-Soto-Tswana-Bantu language is given as Rare, rarae and even rara. Thus Re kglo means the great father or the great chief. In ancient Egyptian’s  polytheistic beliefs, Ra was worshiped as the creator God by most blacks  at Heliopolis and along the Nile valley. These followers believed that Ra was self-created, while other followers of Ptah or Ta believed that Ra was created by Ptah. In a passage of the Book of the Dead, Ra cuts himself, and his blood transforms into two intellectual personifications: Hu, or authority, and Sia/se, or mind. Ra is also accredited with the creation of the seasons, months, plants, and animals.In later Egyptian dynastic times, Ra was merged with the god Horus, as Re-Horakhty (“Ra, who is Horus of the Two Horizons”) term vaguely remain in southern Africa as Re kglo. He was believed to rule in all parts of the created world: the sky, the earth, and the underworld. The Sotho,Xhosa and Tswana people use terms Ra, and Re to confer ultimate respect to  male figures and leaders.

Love

Re-ra-ta or Rerato means Love in southern Africa Bantu languages.Love was associated with the devine so the perfect word for the feeling was to combine all words known that described the creator God Ra.

RWANDA,BURUNDI

Amun-Ra,Amen-Ra,ImanRa =imanRa=imanrwa=imandwa=imanrwanda=Imana which translates to God

Amun Ra -  was Egyptian sun God; supreme God of the universe in whom Amen and Ra were merged; principal deity during Theban supremacy.

Amen-Ra

Amen-Ra

Ancient Tutsi’s worshiped Amun-Ra.The mispronounciation of Amun-ra by Bantus and San/Twa people metamorphosed the word into Imanarwa or imandwa and later to IMANA Y’IRWANDA. It remained Imana even after European introduction of christianity into the central African region.People adjusted in thier way of worship to suit to the new religion but with similar reverence  and unchanged esteem to Imana.., note that Christianity too applies term AMEN at every end of every prayer said! suggessting that western religion is subliminaly rooted in ancient African worship of Amen Ra.

In central African RWANDA, to Ra-ta or rata is to exalt with pride usually used with a prefix Ku-rata .In precolonial Rwanda,men applied Ra in introductions to fellow men and still use it today though now it applies to women as well. i.e Bite se ra? (note SE and Ra) meaning how is it exaltable one or the high one.Ngwino Ra-ta or ngwino rata! (Come here devine one/lovely one). Se also is kinyarwanda word for Father i.e Se wacu meaning our father. Se wabo -their father

UGANDA

In Luganda  language Spoken in Buganda Kingdom, Se-bo is word used to honor a Man. Ptah-Ptah or TaTa means  Father in Luganda sebo tata-(godly father)- expression was passed down generations from time of greater pharaonic influence over Bantu Africa thousands of years ago which is expressed for utmost respect for god,or earthly father or any good great man worthy of respect In ancient Nubia Ptah or Ta  was the patron deity of craftsmanship,architecture, metalworking, carpenters, shipbuilders, and sculpture. From the middle Kingdom onwards, he was one of five major Egyptian gods with Ra, Isis, Osiris and Amun. The Baganda summoned ptah(sometimes in other local names) in tomb constructions,fortifications and boat biulding and canoe carvings for sailing on lake Victoria and along the Nile In Buganda kingdom the Baganda people use word KABAKA to address their king with honor. This word remained in Uganda when ancient kushitic King of Egypt CHABAKA or SHABAKA ruled from Egypt between (721 BC-707/706 BC)  and extended his influence into sub saharan Africa. Chabaka was also known as Shabataka and the same word is still used today by the Baganda people to address to their king, which they pronounce as SABATAKA.It means King of people.

chabaka shabataka (721 BC-706 BC)

chabaka shabataka (721 BC-706 BC)

i.e The current King of Buganda is known as SABATAKA KABAKA MUWENDA MUTEBI II.

Sabataka Kabaka Mutebi II of Buganda

Sabataka Kabaka Mutebi II of Buganda

Ancient Baganda would have addressed him as SHABATAKA CHABAKA MUWENDA MUTEBI II The Baganda  also bury their Kings in shrine Tombs and their Kings wear head regalia with striking similarities to Egyptian pharaohs.

Kabaka Daudi Chwa of Buganda (1897-1939)

Kabaka Daudi Chwa of Buganda (1897-1939) Note the sun disc over head similar to Ra’s

Baganda mantain the ancient Kushitic factor of burying their Kings in papyrus/grass reeded Tombs

Baganda mantain the ancient factor of burying their Kings in papyrus/grass reeded Tombs.It could also be arguable that the Nubians,Kushites and Kemetians adopted the idea of burying their kings in pyramid structures from pre-recorded times of the source of the Nile.There were no healthy Grass in Nubia and Kemet and so they used masonry to construct pyramids as seen at Meroe and Giza

Kushtic Shebitku (Shataka,Sabataka) of Egypt 707/706 BC-690 BC has a striking resemblance  in facial structure(cheeks,nose,lips,chin) with Baganda royal males

Kushtic Shebitku (Shabataka,Sabataka) of Egypt 707/706 BC-690 BC had a striking resemblance in facial structure(cheeks,nose,lips,eyes,chin) with Baganda royal males which could suggest a possible genetic link with royal Baganda and Banyoro with pharaonic families

BA . . The ba can best be described as someone’s personality. Like a person’s body, each ba was an individual. It entered a person’s body with the breath of life and it left at the time of death. The ba is associated with divinity and power. It had the ability to take on different forms, in this respect the gods had many bas. The ba of the deceased is able to move freely between the underworld and the physical world. The ba is similar to the ka. Ba is added on Ntu to form Bantu for Human beings.It transforms differently with collectives and singularities.BA can become KA,MU,WA,U,V in singulars and plurals or describing beings or things non Human i.e Muntu,Wantu,Kantu,Kintu,Bantu,Wanyama,Ubuntu,Vitu.

HOR-AHA or HORAHA was a son of Nama commonly known as Narmer the first ruler and  unifier of Egypt. Nama can refer to animal-like or meat in Bantu lingua suggesting that pharaoh Nama or Narmer ruled fiercely which explains his success with unification of upper and lower Egypt. Horaha or  Horaho means dwell forever in Kinyarwanda.

An Inscription bearing HORAHA’s serekh (arectangular enclosure representing the niched or gated façade of a palace surmounted by (usually) the Horus falcon, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name. The serekh was the earliest convention used to set apart the royal name in ancient Egyptian iconography, predating the later and better known cartouche by four dynasties and five to seven hundred years. ) together with a Nebty-name expressed with the game-board hieroglyph, which reads MN.or emen, amun or imana

Horaha or hor-aha,Horaho second pharaoh of Egypt. Ruled in 31st century BC

Giza-means darkness in Swahili. Giza also is pronounced Gisa or kisa in different Bantu cultures. One of the ancient demi god’s name was Gisa. SEMA SEMA. ..word means..to speak or speech in ancient Egyptian. It means the same thing in Swahili. As a hieroglyph this symbol represents the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. Other symbols are often added to further illustrate unification. It is sometimes bound together with two plants, the papyrus and the lotus. The papyrus represents Lower Egypt and the lotus represents Upper Egypt. MAJ,MAYA,MAZI,MEZI–Means Water in ancient Egyptian and similar in todays Bantu languages. Grinding grains using Stones The Practice of grinding Grains on stone as was in prehistoric Egypt is maintained today in sub Saharan Africa. A grindstone and a stone mortar are ordinary house hold tools. Grind stones are used to grind millet, corn, sorghum, nuts, dry herbs and pepper In Ancient Egyptian artifacts depictions of grinding grain using stone can be found suggesting that ancient Egyptian culture was largely black African.

2000 BC Kemetic woman depicted using a grindstone

2000 BC Kemetic woman depicted using a grindstone

Tribes across Africa still use Grindstones. This Ugandan Woman is seen grinding Millet

NKh   –  is ancient name for Cow in ancient Egyptian and Kush.

in Rwanda the name for cow is iNKha.

Among most modern African Bantu tribes

Rwandan language (Kinyarwanda & Kirundi) have the biggest percentage of  words traceable to archaic Egyptian and old Egyptian language.This keeps the theory of the Tutsi’s interconnectedness with ancient  Egypt and Kush alive.Or whether they were part of the group assigned to care and guard the Congo and Nile river sources,cater for Gold,Salt and food produce or had an exodus to the interior of Africa following foreign invasions from Eurasia.

Initially,

We learn that a cow was associated with deities during pre-dynastic

Egypt,Mesopotamia and Indus.

In mesopotamia, word  eNKi/Enki which  is closely related to “iNKa” is name of one of creator Gods of the Anunaki group largely believed to have created MAN in his image.

ENKI is thought to be what Christians know as Elohim.

The cow is venerated amongst Masai,Hima and Tutsi cultures.

ancient Egyptian Godess Hathor used a cow as her symbol sometimes Hathor is thought to be Isis mother of Horus.

Cow or a Bull was a representation of God Hapi or Apis or Hapis-inkh (note the ‘inkh’ at the end of Hapsi!) who  served as an intermediary between humans and an all-powerful God (originally Ptah(Ta), later Osiris, then Atum).The Romans twisted this to serapis and adopted it in their mythology.

Godess Hathor represented by a cow

Godess Hathor represented by a cow

according to sumerian texts NK or enki,inka created mankind.Note the three heads.which supports the biblical "Holy trinity" and the phrase " let us create man in our own image"

according to Sumerian texts NK or enki,inka created mankind.Note the three heads.which supports the biblical “Holy trinity” and the phrase ” let us create man in our own image”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharoah KASEKMW or Kajekkmw or Kajekamwe or Kajekwima  was the  the final king of the Second dynasty of Egypt.ca. 2690 BC.

In Bantu Rwandan; Kajekwima means he who is born to rule.Kajekamwe means born single.

Pharoah Kajekmw,kasekmw,kajekamwe,kajekwima ca. 2690 BC;

Pharoah Kajekmw,kasekmw,kajekamwe,kajekwima ca. 2690 BC;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bantu name for RAMESSES is RUMEZA.

Some called him RUMEZAMIRYANGO or Papa Rumeza meaning father Rumeza

name came from the founding King of the 19th dynasty ancient Egypt around 1295-1290 BC.

Ramses I or Rumeza I MNFTR RMZ Menephtrye Ramesses I Manifatira Rumeza I 1295-1290 BC

Upon throne he became known as MNFTR RMZ according to hieroglyphs. These letters interpreted in source of the Nile Bantu dialects is Manifatira Rumeza. In archaic Egyptian,letters MN and R indicate attachment to God. Letter “Z” was frequently used in place of letter “S”.Rumeza means “the mighty one who gives life” and Manifatira means

“upheld by strength of God”.

The English wrote the name as “MENEPHTYRE to favor western pronunciation,

and called him Ramses or Ramose.

The Ramesess name was carried on by  10 more successive Kings through to 20th

dynasty starting from Ramsess II the great.

Ancient Egyptian and Kushitic domains extended deep in sub Saharan Africa than previously recorded by scholars.

Pharoanic influences particularly around the mountains of the moon ( mt Rwenzori,mt.Kilimanjaro,mt.Muhabura,mt.Nyiragongo,mt.Elgon) is described in Ugandan oral legend as Tembuzi era in 11 century BC.During that time Rumeza or Paharaoh Ramesess ( hard to pinpoint which Ramesess among the 11 kings of 19th and 20th century Egyptian dynasties wielded that influence over Uganda and Rwanda) was described as remarkable among the Batembuzi leadership.

The batembuzi also are  what Shona legend call Lozvi,lozi,Dlozi

In Zulu, DLOZI means ancestor.The Lozvi was term by indigneous Bantu Zimbabwe  for Egyptian outpost governors  overseeing  Gold mining and control of Natural reservations.

Descendants of these Egyptian remnants became elite Lozi  of famous Rozvi empire who wen on to rule Zimbawe until 1834

such as  wild Animals and medicinal herbs.

MUNOMOTAPA

At the same time of the great Egyptian and Kushitic era, in the North.

Munomotapa thrived in southern Africa.

Monomotapa began around 16 century BC and was a major area where Gold was sourced and mined for  supply to Kush,Nubia and Egypt.Many North Africans traveled this far inculding the Numidians to trade.

Name Monomotapa is Bantu for MNMHTP commonly known as AMENHOTEP by Egyptologists.Suggesting that either Amenhotep I,II,III or IV( Akhenaton)

had influence over bronze age Bantus and San people of southern Africa.

The great Zimbabwe walls were constructed under Amenhotep IV’s command

to serve as shrines for his newly monotheistic religion of warship of Ra or Aten

locals in southern Africa especially the Kalanga and Tswana still use word Ra

to bestow respect.

 

 

 

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Creation of first Human couple (Ntu)-Adam and Eve between lake Victoria and lake Tanganyika.The True Garden of Eden.

God experimented with primates to come up with ADAM & EVE the first ntu couple on earth.they were Batwa/San.

God experimented with Apes (primates) to come up with ADAM & EVE the first ntu couple on earth when earth was still in Pangaea shape.Adam & Eve were Batwa/San.The experiment took place between north western Tanzania, central and eastern Zaire and lake Kyoga in Uganda and lake Turkana In Kenya.The first Humans roamed from  a single point near the equator line in Africa to the Kalahari and Abyssinia. During Pangaea,this point (Eden) centered the world.

Earth continents still together.God Created the first Ntu couple adam and eve out of a primate in an experiment to make   the earth's caretaker.He made several other couples of  Bantus in the same project looking for improvements far away from the chimp,Those prototypes became tribes.That with possible rival gods/aliens interfearance, climate change and environmental factors brought on the diversity of Humanity today.

Earth’s continents still attached together to make one land mass.God Created the first Ntu couple Adam and Eve out of a primate(chimp. Gorilla) in an experiment to make the earth’s caretakers.He made several other couples of Bantus in the same project looking for improvements far away from the chimp, Gorrilla. Those prototypes became tribes some uniquely refined intellectually than others which intermarried to make more tribes.That, with possible rival gods/aliens interferences on earth over thousands of  years,  climate change and environmental factors brought on the diversity of Humanity today.

The first M’ntu (Bantu for human.Homo sapiens) was in East African region, in the area between lake kyoga,victoria,Turkana,Tanganyika and lake Nyasa The first of the Ntu settlements was at Oldvai gorgeNtu is a sub-Saharan reference to a human being.Ba-ntu is a collective term for human beings.According to people from the equatorial area of Africa to the tropic of Capricorn,all human beings are Bantu/Ba-ntu whether black or white.

This area can be described as the real area where first man was created by God which is termed of ,as the Garden of Eden in the christian Bible and other Asiatic Religions and their holy books; though it has been assumed by historical scribes of these books that Eden (the garden where man was first created) is somewhere in the Arab world of Asia, which is not true.

Adam and Eve,the Ntu couple were divinely touched and created by God from one of his most amazing creation-the Ape which he made out of the earth’s soil.  The couple and their  immediate off-springs lived and wondered the area of the great rift valley of East Africa expanding presence from a single point in the area between central Uganda, north Tanzania, western Kenya, Rwanda,Burundi and Zaire -(Olduvai?Eden?) to southwards Kalahari and northwards Nubia, Abyssinia and to Arabian lands as well as westwards to Niger delta.

It can also be said that God’s creation  of the ape was  an overhaul process towards making Man.Man was the epitome of God’s creation.

Creation of Man

God did not straight away make man.

Man did not happen as a result of how evolution theorists put it.

God made plants and animals of all kinds and subjected them to an everlasting self sustaining echo system.He caste micro-organisms on earth’s surface.

From reptiles,birds,four legged mammals,Insects and primates he made them.

From the Apes he chose  a chipanzee or a Gorrila and  modified it to become Ntu (Human)  almost to his image.The first human couple Adam and Eve were pygymoid Twas or Sarwa (San). God made a few more couples of humans in further experimentation to improve the human being’s capabilities which later intermarried with Twas and gave birth to various  ancient and modern earth’s indigenous  tribes  which later developed wider knowledge that spread the continent of Africa and the world.The world continents were then still attached together (Pangea) about 200 to 300 million years ago.The earth was filled with plenty food, fruits and peace for first humans to survive on.Everything then was in Harmony. First humans did not have to work at all and did not have to think too much to eat.God made sure there was abundance of food around in the garden of Eden.In sub-Saharan Africa  life continued that way for humans until 1000 a.d when interior Africans fully attained greed due to  gradual increase in different Tribe’s population and  learnt to fight and conquer one another.Before then,God  visited them occasionally for Guidance and protection against rival gods and natural disasters and other dangers. The separation of continental plates to form Gondiwana  was such a big natural disaster in Earth’s History and  for humans and animals but God saw that the Twas survived .The incident cast them thousands of miles apart onto different continents.  Some ended up in Oceania,South America,North America, Asia,and Australasia while others stayed in Africa.

Twas went on to spread  on the earth’s land to modern day Australia, Papua new Guinea,amazon, Greenland, Siberia and Mongolia,Andaman islands and India.

Amazon Twas are mongoloid Sarwas/Sans.The same as upper Northern hemisphere Eskmos have Mongolian roots.

However, roughly 12000 years ago foreign planetary beings  landed on earth and interbred the indigenous  earthly  ntus with alien DNA bringing about some more modern races of humans with slight minor differences in appearance and way of life especially the ntus in Scandinavia and Siberia.

The hypothesis of evolution  as told by scientists especially Charles Darwin is not true about how man came about.Man did not happen by chance but modification or development from an earthly being.And man will stay the same i.e will not grow wings or a new set of arms as a result of evolution.Man will only learn new knowledge about himself and  survival skills in a changing environment.

Photos of possible races that stemmed from first ntu proto-types.

Congo/East Africa Batwa people and Kalahari San people are the first line of people from Adam and Eve.

Congo/East Africa Batwa and Kalahari San, are the first line of people from Adam and Eve.

a family of Twas/pygymies east Congo

a family of Twas/pygmies East Congo

Twas from hunting in the savanna

Twas from hunting in the savanna

a San/Bushman woman in the Kalahari

a San/Bushman woman with her infant in the Kalahari

During pangea Twas spread to Australasia.This group of Papua New guineans have a strong resemblence with Twas in the Conga and East Africa.

During Pangaea Twas spread to Australasia.This group of Papua New Guineans have a strong resemblance with Twas in the Congo and East Africa.

During Pangaea,San/Bushmen wondered all the way to modern day Mongolia

A Kalahari Bushman/San with his Grand child.During Pangaea,San/Bushmen wondered all the way from Kalahari to modern day Mongolia.The Khoi-San are the ancient ancestors of Modern day Chinese and Mongoloids

a Mongolian man has a strong resemblance with a Kalahari Bushman

a Mongolian man has a strong resemblance with a Kalahari Bushman

A papua new Guinea Ntu. Note the Longer facial feature.His facial feature may have the beginning of a Caucasoid features.God/Alien Experiments with new Guinean twas and Aboriginal brought about Caucasoid Bantu Bantus.

A Papua new Guinean Ntu. Note the Longer facial features.His facial features may have been the beginning of  Caucasoid ntu features.God/Alien Experiments with new Guinean twas and Aboriginal perhaps brought about Caucasoid Bantus.

Aborigine men are Australian Batwa

Aboriginal men are Australian Batwa

African Bantu tribes boy

African Bantu tribes boy

JalawaJarawa Twas of Andaman Islands

Mongoloid-ntu-coucasoid man.Philpines

Mongoloid-ntu-caucasoid man.Philpines

Mogoloid Mu'Ntu Man.Mongolia

Mogoloid Mu’Ntu Man.Mongolia.See the strong nose and eyes resemblance to Botswana Tswana,San men.

Cocasoid ntu man philipines

Caucasoid ntu man Phillipines

Together with Adam (Twa) God made two other prototype males and assigned the variuos roles in caretaking of earth.Twas/San were for hunting,the second Ntu to be created was given role of Farming and last ntu prototype was given the role of  hearding Animals  patriachs

Together with Adam (Twa) God made two other prototype males and assigned them various roles in care taking of earth.Twas/San were for hunting animals for food as well as collect fruits and spread plant seeds across wilderness,the second Ntu to be created was given the role of tilling the earth and last ntu prototype was given the role of herding Animals .The three are patriarchs of

earth’s indigenous tribes that a lot of other continental tribes and races stemmed from.

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Invention of Steel in the Kingdom of Karagwe part of Bunyoro-Kitara Empire

According findings published in 1997 by  Peter.R.Schimidt,an American archaeologist, writer and Historian in his Book Iron Technology in East Africa: Symbolism, Science, and Archaeology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Iron technology begun  in East Africa particularly in the area between lake Victoria and lake Albert during ancient times to the present. Although archaeologists have long held that iron making spread from a single point of origin in Europe, Schmidt shows in his book that African iron smelting developed independently, based on the use of indigenous natural resources and local invention. Schmidt recounts the reenactment of traditional iron smelting by elders of the Haya people in northwestern Tanzania.

Bahaya people

Haya or Bahaya are a Tanzanian branch of Banyankole-Banyoro-Batoro of Uganda.Part of a group of Banyambo who occupied the Kingdom of Karagwe in what is now districts of Bukoba and Mwanza in north west Tanzania around the south western shores of lake Victoria.Their language Kihaya is in all aspects  similar to Kinyoro and Kinyankole spoken in Toro and Ankole in Uganda, just a slight difference in accent, a great sign that the group was part of the ancient Bunyoro-Kitara Empire.Similar reports of Iron inventions and workings around the great lakes of East Africa have been written about and is evident in excavations and rock paintings and in tales relating to the Cwezi ,Tutsi,Nyambo,Baganda,Luo and Kikuyu people.

Iron smelting technology

Through analysis of the chemistry and metallurgy of the smelting process, he demonstrates the genius of African iron technology. The rich symbolism surrounding traditional methods of iron production sheds light on the history of iron technology and reveals its central cultural role.

It is proof that Iron technology has a long history in Africa.

Schimidt whose book concentrates on Bahaya, reveals that Bahaya people learnt to produce high carbon steel  nearly 2000 ago. Steel is an alloy of iron.

This quality of steel was not found in Europe until about the year 1800 AD. The iron ore used by the Bahaya people had the formula Fe304.This was added to the top of the furnace with charcoal, as the source of carbon. The air entered the furnace through blow-pipes at the bottom. In this way the air was preheated, which improved the yield and quality of the iron. The temperature reached in the furnace was 1800°C.

Steel invention paved a way of making fine spear heads a move that

put primitive weapons shaped from iron ore,bronze or  mare stones to rest.

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TRUE HISTORICAL ORIGIN OF ANKOLE-WATUSI CATTLE

The History of the Ankole-Watusi breed is long and distinguished. Its lineage can be traced to before 4000 B.C. as proved by rock paintings in the Sub-Sahara, the Egyptian and Meroetic pyramids, before the first pharaohs ruled Egypt and Kush, when a breed known as the Hamitic Longhorn (according to animal historians) now commonly known as Ankole-Watusi lived along the Nile particularly prevailing around the shores of lake Victoria and Tanganyika. The Breed found its way into ancient Egypt.Over the period of 3,000 years later, the cattle headed way east through Ethiopia to Arabian peninsula after spreading west into ancient  Garama ( now Chad and Libya) and other parts of Africa. The majestic animal was a result of an African Buffalo Hybred with shorter extinct type of African Aurochs thousands of years ago but also thought to be an original by itself.

Debunking  general theory on  Ankole-Watusi Cattle’s Origin from India.

The belief that the breed is originally a hybrid of Zebu from the Indian sub- continent, identifying it as a sub- specie Sanga cattle and therefore as an intermediate type  formed by hybridizing the indigenous African humpless cattle with Zebu cattle allegedly brought in from India to Uganda seemingly over 40,000 years ago is largely unfounded or lacks historical evidence especially on how Indians  brought in the Zebu to  inland central Africa, bred it in Uganda forming the Sanga (Ankole-watusi) type and vanished back to Asia living the cow to the benefit of Bahima and Batusi peoples!!.

The Ankole-Watusi breed could be a hybrid of something else extinct (African Aurochs perhaps) with an African Buffalo or an original by itself considering the fact that, the first interaction of Asians and indigenous Central Africans did not take place until around 700 AD.The Breed is way too older to have  initially been introduced during that period.

Instead the Zebu breed( dominant in south East Asia,..which might alternatively  be an original by itself from Africa)  could possibly be the intermediate stage between the breeding process towards the Ankole-watusi type and was henceforth cast for hard labor and economic tasks  and taken to Asia from Africa many centuries back by  the Elamites for farming and transportation tasks and adopted by Dravidians in the Indus valley and not the other way round.

Debunking  theory of lower Egyptian origin of the Breed.

This theory thrives on a construed notion that everything remarkable in Africa started from lower Egypt and not on a merit of Egyptians importing it from else where in Africa, just because the only place on the continent where recorded history of ancient Africa managed to survive is largely seen in modern day Egypt’s  pyramid walls where these cattle have been  painted .

Lower Egypt having been a desert area, there is no way  this cattle specie could have originated in a sandy desert environment but most likely around the source of the Nile where there is vast plains of lush vegetation and fresh water in fair climate making it possible for such a majestic Animal to have come about and thrived.The appearance of the cow shows a specie that stemmed from a much greener environmental area compared to general characteristics of desert animals such as Camels.

This also proves that ancient Egyptians and Garamantes traveled and traded back and forth in-land Africa in search for Animals for domestication and other animal based products such as leopard skins,tasks,bones,blood,meat,grains, medicinal herbs, frankincense ,spices,fruits, iron,gold, Lime stone and slaves and concubines.Paintings of east African birds such as cranes,ibis and animals i.e giraffes and hyena e.t.c can be seen in ancient Egyptian art.Ancient people from the north of Africa i.e the Numidians,Garamantes and Egyptians traveled and interacted as far as the Zambezi river.It is during these early incidents of hunting and trading expeditions in pre-dynastic periods that the breed was taken to Saharan Kingdoms and Ancient Egypt from central African grasslands (Savannah) and later earned a symbolical  reverence and worship among early Egyptians.They also regularly traveled from Egypt down south to the source of the  Nile in Uganda and around lake Tanganyika alternatively to offer  sacrifices to the  Nile Gods   and along several other positions on river’s journey north for its purification and flood inundation .Ancient Egyptians called the river Nile  “Iteru“. This in Rwanda and Burundi dialects is known as Iteru ry’umugyezi which means the flowing  river.

The Ankole-Watusi cattle in  Uganda, Rwanda , Burundi and Eastern Congo with their truly distinctive horns, are known around the world for their giant horns that can grow to eight feet in length.. ,in flat, circular or lyre shapes. These horns not only provide formidable defense against predators, but blood circulating through the honeycomb interior provides an efficient mechanism to cool the animal’s body temperature in a  hot climatic instances, just like a giant radiator.

In Uganda the Banyankole/ Banyoro-Hima-Hema  tribe’s variety is known as the Ente zenya-Ankole (ANKOLE CATTLE). In Rwanda and Burundi, the Tutsi-Nyamulenge tribe’s variety is called the Watusi(these involve of Inyambo and inkuku types) or Inka Ntutsi (WATUSI CATTLE). Culturally the animals that  grew the longest horns were reserved for the royalty, and are called “Cattle of Kings” for this reason. The true name of this breed of cattle is the Ankole-Watusi from Hima-Nyankole and Tutsi tribes they originated from.In other tales the cattle are associated with the ancient Cwezi people and the batembuzi who are thought to have been the cows breeders and distributors over time.

Ankole-Watusi cows are spectacular in all aspects.They are elegant and graceful.Other tribes that depend on these breed of cows are the Masai,Banyoro,Bahaya and the Itesots

 SIZE

The Ankole-Watusi are medium-sized cattle, with bulls weighing up to 1,600 pounds and cows up to 1,200 pounds, standing approximately six feet tall at the shoulder and are a very social breed. Watusi horns can reach 8 feet tip to tip and can have a base circumference of up to 28 inches.  Calves Newborn calves weigh just 30–50 pounds (14–23 kg) and remain small for several months

In East Africa, traditional wealth was measured in living heads of cattle.

ANKOLE COW AS SACRED.

The breed was/is sometimes regarded among Tutsi and Bahima tribes as sacred.Also in ancient Egyptian beliefs and contemporary Indo- religions.

The notion of a sacred cow is  relatively seen in ancient Egyptian Tenetian faith which is an animal husbandry based faith also practiced by ancient Elamites. It existed from Africa to Indus valley.

This practice also stems from 70,000 years ago when hunter gatherers learnt to herd wild  animals and eventual domestication of them.

Pictorials


Hitorical pictures/paintings of the breed

In predynastic Egypt, cows were associated to deities and can be seen held supreme in Egyptian and Kushitic art.
Royal Kubandwa ceremony

Zebus were taken from Africa to the Asian continent by Elamites and later adopted by Dravidians in the Indus valley.

Clearly a Zebu breed.It is from here that the zebu headed east to Asia.

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Possible connection of Banyoro,Batoro with Fula people and the ancient kingdom of Futa-Toro and Tekrur

I recently happened to meet with a west African man from Guinea Conakry and asked him whether he knew of a people called the Tukolor or Toucouleurs from  Senegal and he said he actually belonged to  their ethnic group.

I had read a line about these people some time earlier on Ddembe’s musings (http://ddembe.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/origins-chwezi/ ) blog where the author cited a phonetic similarity of some of their terms with Banyoro’s,  and suggested a possible connection between  the Tocouleur of Senegal (Futa Toro) who have their origins in the ancient Nubia of Sudan,with the Bunyoro and Toro of western Uganda.The most interesting of course being the terms Nyoro and Toro.

I seized the opportunity and asked this man who was a tailor and fashion designer and was mesmerized by my inquisition.He affirmed to me that he too observed this possibility before and strongly believes Bunyoro and Toro terms obviously have a connection somewhere with Nyoro du rip,Nyoro du sahel places in West Africa and ancient Futa Toro kingdom  and that Banyoro and Batoro have strong similarities and qualities similar to the Fula people associated with the origin of those west African words.The moment became very interesting as both of us went on an instant yearning to find the same conclusion.

The tailor went on to reveal of how he is actually of a Fula and that they arrived in West Africa around 300 AD from Kush in upper Egypt hunting for fine grass for their sacred Cow which was apparently forbidden to eat in all circumstances until they reached in Mali desert where they dwelled until Arab conquerors found them and advised them to eat the Cow.

The intact group that came all the way from Kush  (whose two major leaders were known as Nioro and Toro) hence

fell into a foray of disagreements and immediately begun to split into sub- groups heading into different directions, some  apparently headed back Eastwards via Cameron to Eastern Congo and Uganda.

This theory makes it plausible that,the terms Nioro and Toro were marked after places where several blood brothers from this ancient Nomadic Fula group settled after disputes and further dispersal.

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