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Subject: Warrior Names of Africa
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: January 2, 2001 at 10:13:15 AM
Reply to: Arabic, Sanskrit, African Names by Dre
Here's a list of male warrior names for you, Dre. I have taken these names from an book titled: *Names from Africa: Their Origin, Meaning, and Pronunciation* by Ogonna Chuks-orji (Johnson Pub. Co.: Chicago, 1972). At the time of publication, the author of this book was the executive director of Pan Africa House in San Francisco, an association of African and American students which had been established in 1962.

The names I have selected for you from this book are listed in the following order:

Name - Pronunciation - Meaning - Language - Country of Origin

Adofo - ah-DOH-foh - warrior - Akan - Ghana
Ajamu - ah-jah-MOO - he fights for what he wants - Yoruba - Nigeria
Ajani - ah-jah-NEE - he fights for possession - Yoruba - Nigeria
Bomani - boh-MAH-nee - warrior - Ngoni - Malawi
Fenyang - fehn-YANG - conqueror - Towana - Botswana
Gamba - GAM-bah - warrior - Shona - Zimbabwe
Harb - harb - war - Arabic - North Africa
Hondo - HOHN-doh - war - Shona - Zimbabwe
Jabari - jah-BAH-ree - brave - Swahili - East Africa
Jelani - jeh-LAH-nee - mighty - Swahili - East Africa
Kamau - kah-MAH-oo - quiet warrior - Kikuyu - Kenya
Khalfani - kahl-FAH-nee - destined to rule - Swahili - East Africa
Kondo - KON-doh - war - Swahili - East Africa
Lutalo - LOO-tah-loh - warrior - Luganda - Uganda
Nangwaya - nahn-GWAH-yah - don't trifle with me - Mwera - Kenya
Nassor - NAH-sohr - victorious - Swahili - Tanzania
Ojore - oh-joh-REH - a man of war - Ateso - Uganda
Runihura - roo-nee-HOO-rah - one who smashes to bits - Rwanda - Rwanda
Shomari - shoh-MAH-ree - forceful - Swahili - East Africa
Zuberi - zoo-BEH-ree - strong - Swahili - East Africa

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-- Nanaea

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