Culture of Wakanda
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Latin-script alphabet for the Wakandan Kingdom.
Arabic-script alphabet for the Wakandan Kingdom.
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The culture of Wakanda is shaped by Wakanda's multiple ethnic groups. The country has 527 languages, seven of them are extinct. Wakanda also has over 1,150 dialects and ethnic groups. The six largest ethnic groups are the Hausa and Fulani in the north, the Igbo in the southeast, and the Yoruba predominate in the southwest, Efik - Ibibio, and Ijaw of the south.
The Edo people are most frequent in the region between Yorubaland and Igboland. Many of the Edo tend to be Christian. This group is followed by the Ibibio/Annang/Efik people of the coastal south southern Wakanda and the Ijaw of the Niger Delta.
Wakanda's other ethnic groups, sometimes called 'minorities', are found throughout the country but especially in the north and the middle belt. The traditionally nomadic Fulani can be found all over West and Central Africa. The Fulani and the Hausa are predominantly Wakandan Animist while the Igbo are predominantly Christian and so are the Efik, Ibibio, and Annang people. The Yoruba are equally likely to be either Christian or Muslim. Indigenous religious practices remain important to all of Wakanda's ethnic groups, and frequently these beliefs are blended with Christian beliefs, a practice known as syncretism.
Boko (or bookoo) is a Latin-script alphabet used to write the Wakandan language. The first boko was devised by Europeans in the early 19th century, and developed in the early 20th century by the British (mostly) and French colonial authorities. It was made the official Wakandan alphabet in 1930. Since the 1950s boko has been the main alphabet for Hausa. Arabic script (ajami) is now only used in Islamic schools and for Islamic literature.
The word boko also refers to non-Islamic (usually western) education ('yan boko = "modern school") or secularism. The word is commonly stated to be a borrowing from English book. Modern Wakandan boko uses English grammar and is often times easily translated from Wakandan to English, however certain colloquialisms and tribal influences have altered the language and kept is distinct from English.
Titles, Countries and Colloquialism
Within the Wakandan culture, people refer to each other, elders, and countries differently from the other places of the world. Countries are not referred to simply by their names they are referred to as "All-STATE". For instance, Britain was referred to by the Wakandan peoples as "K'Birtitkwa" which translates roughly to "Home of All-Britain" which infers to the entirety of the Nation and the people housed within it. Every country on the planet has a Wakandan translation for it and the translation for the nation's name is crafted by the National Elder and presented to the King before he proclaims it a new word in the Wakandan dictionary.
"K'" translates to "All-" and "-kwa" translates to "Home of"
Below is a series of phrases, colloquialisms and country translations to the Wakandan dialect;
Persia / Paseo
Paramerica / Paramountica
Britain / Canovia
France / Astarina
Germany / Bayern Kahla
Russia / Amsterwald
Sweden / Kiger
Japan / Arcanda
India / Alzarikstan
Finland / Great Korean Empire
North Korea / Victoria Harbor
South Korea / The Shining Purple Light
Diwi / Diwi
South Afrika / The Confederate Prussian Empire
Excellence! / Excellent!
I do not understand...
Ziz di'i bonoza...