A Large Community of Black Jews Lived In Dahomey After WWI

A Large Community of Black Jews Lived In Dahomey After WWI

Source: Blacks Jews The Religious Challenge (Cambridge University Press) 1987, pg. 232 "Closer to our time Dr. J. Krepel noted some time after the First World War, that a large community of Black Jews existed in the interior of Dahomey. These Jews had the five books of Moses written on old parchment in Hebrew."
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Godfrey Higgins Mentions That 12th Century Edrisi Noted That Jews Were on the West Coast of Africa

Godfrey Higgins Mentions That 12th Century Edrisi Noted That Jews Were on the West Coast of Africa

Source: Anacalypsis (London: : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, Paternoster Row) 1836 A.D. Note: Page 603 of the source. Note: Page 604 of the source. This source is a short summary of key Hebrewisms in Africa by the reputable scholar Godfrey Higgins. Godfrey Higgins makes a quick reference to the tribe of Juda possibly migrating to West Africa like Guinea. Godfrey Higgins mentions Edrisi mentioning Jews being in the area of Lamlem which others have noted and the Ashantee country is mentioned. This source also mentions Canaanites fleeing into Africa which other sources have noted, as well. There…
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1741 – The Price of Negro Slaves In West Africa

1741 – The Price of Negro Slaves In West Africa

Source: The London Magazine, and Monthly Chronologer (Princeton University) 1741 - pg. 509-510 Excerpt From Page 509 Cowries, a certain type of seashell is used for money in parts of Asia and Africa. Cowrie (cowry) shells used for decorating apparels, making necklaces and playing dice games. Excerpt From Page 510 In 1740 2,400 Cowries were equal to 1 Rupee. Cowries are valued in West Africa, but specifically Guinea, as much as silver and Gold. There they are called "bougies". Cowries are worn as ornaments in necklaces and bracelets. Cowries are described as white. French merchants in Whydah paid 40 pounds…
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1820 A.D. – Yahoodie (Whydah) In West Africa is Reported to Be Inhabited By One of the Lost Tribes

1820 A.D. – Yahoodie (Whydah) In West Africa is Reported to Be Inhabited By One of the Lost Tribes

Source: An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa (Good Press) 1820 A.D. Note: From the source. This source confirms that Yahoodi means Jew and Yahooda means Judah. This source confirms that the tribe of Judah is on West Africa.
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Judaism and Christianity Present In West Africa Before The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Judaism and Christianity Present In West Africa Before The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Source: Blacks Jews : The Religious Challenge or Politics Versus Religion (Cambridge University) - Page 233 "J. Leighton Wilson was a missionary for eighteen years in Africa. In his work Western Africa: its history, condition and prospects (London 1856), he states that in Senegambia, religion was a mixture of paganism, Judaism and Islam and that it is difficult to define the areas of influence of each of the three religions. In northern Guinea paganism and Judaism were closely intertwined and in the south there were more traces of Christianity. He based his conclusions on the existence of some customs which…
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