It is said that Africa was named after a Roman general (Africanus)…. The Name Africa is of African Origins from the Egyptian Word “Afru-ika” or ‘Motherland.” Africanus…The name signifies that the person named himself After Africa.
One thing is certain, Greek and Latin have Egyptian linguistic influences although both are Indo-European languages. Besides, the term “Indo” comes from “India,” the word “India” came from the Arabs, who pointed out that Kush, a son of Ham had two sons, “Hind,” and “Sind.” Hind of Kush established a culture in India, Sind of Kush established a culture in the Arabian region.
What is the significance of certain black organizations spelling Africa with a ‘k’ (Afrika)? Here you will find a discussion of this subject, attributed to writer Haki Madhubuti: “We are not certain of the origin of the name Afrika, but we are sure the name spelled with ‘C’ came into use when Afrikans were dispersed over the world. There the ‘K’ symbolizes our coming back together again.” Trinicenter: Why Spell Afrika with a K?
This essay specifically addresses reasons why an activist organization
might choose the spelling ‘Afrika’: “In the spelling Afrika, a ‘k’ is used rather than a ‘c’ because for many activists the ‘k’ represents an acknowledgment that ‘Africa’ is not the true name of that vast continent. When one speaks of Afrika, they’re bringing an Afrikan-centered view to the meaning.
Therefore, the Afrika spelled with a ‘k’ represents a redefined and potentially different Afrika, and also it symbolizes a coming back together of Afrikan people worldwide. Let it be understood that when one speaks of Afrika and when most whites think of ‘Africa,’ they are coming from two different worldviews. One view supports the Afrikan ethos, while the other view supports the European ethos.