The debate about the “N” word has been raging for years… I never get into it that much, because I find that the people who scream the loudest about it (either for or against) don’t understand the history or etymology of the word. And when I say history, I mean the TRUE history.
There is also a lack of understanding about the flow of language. How words can be redefined or taken back to its root.
I refrain from explaining the simple logic of language… We can both say the same word but it’s contextual meaning, purpose and intent is what sends the energy of communication.
Today a friend of mine and a prolific Madman in his own right “Gluv” posted this old article about the history of the word “N-G-A”. I have decided to republish it in full as my final stance on the word and my use of it.
Consider this the first and last time I give a foundational lesson on language, etymology and the “N”word. At this point, we who are enlightened should be at a higher level. We will never get ahead if we are continuously giving remedial courses in our history.
Shouts out to the MadMan that put this together. You have more patience than me… We need more like you…
THE WORD NAGA N NIGGER
HOW THE WORD FOR GOD N-G-R BECAME NIGGER
The ancient Egyptians called their Pharaohs “N-G-R” (Net-ger) because the Egyptian Pharaoh was seen as a representation of the sun and the Sun God. The original Pharaohs who were pure Black Africans SAW BLACK SKIN AS SACRED AND A DIRECT BLESSING FROM THE SUN GOD, ATEN. In fact Blackness and black skin became associated with God and the sun. BLACK PEOPLE WERE POWERFUL, CULTURALLY ADVANCED, MILITARILY
SUPERIOR, BLACK/DARKBROWN IN COMPLEXION, STRONG STATURE, TALL AND
DESCRIBED AS A “HANDSOME” RACE , (SEE HERODOTUS, “THE HISTORIES,
DESCRIPTIONS OF “ETHIOPIANS” OF AFRICA AND SOUTH INDIA).
The recognition of the Pharaoh as a living God and the black skin as a blessing spread worldwide
to other cultures. In fact the term “Net-ger” became the Ethiopian “Negus” or “Negashi.”
In the Sudroid (Indo-Negroids of India) languages of India, which are part of the Cushite branch
of the African languages, the term “Naga” denotes original or first.
In fact, in ancient India, the people with the blackest skins were respected and held to igh esteem,
unlike today where the racist, colonialist and alien concept of “varna” or castecolor racism places
Sudroids, Indo-Negroids, Black Tribals, Dalits, Negro-Australoids and other BLACKS AT THE
VERY BOTTOM OF iNDIAN SOCIETY.
The term “Ngola” (Angola) means “King” in the Angolan languages. This term was mistaken by
the Portugese to mean the DESCRIBE “Ndongo,” the kingdom.
The first people to corrupt the term “N-G-R” were the Roman invaders of Egypt who may have
heard the term used to describe the
leader of Egypt or Nubia. The term “Niger” was later used to mean any Black/Negroid person
that the Romans saw in Africa or anywhere else.
The Romans tried to invade Nubia during the early years of the Christian Era. Then, Nubia-Kush
was ruled by a line of Queens called “Ka’andak’es (Candace). One such queen and her son
defeated the Roman army at Aswan, (see http://community.webtv.net/paulnubiaempire ) Egypt
and burned the Roman Fort.
AND CARRIED THE BRONZE HEAD OF ROMAN EMPEROR AGUSTUS TO THE
CUSHITE (NUBIAN) CITY OF NAPATA.
The Romans colonized and spread the Latin language to Europe. Due to this linguistic influence,
the Latin term “Niger” became “Negre” in French and “Negro” in Spanish.
The English colonialists and slave entity borrowed the term “Negro” from the Spanish. The term
for Black people in England before Shakespeare was “Moor” or “Black-a-Moor.” The English
slave owners degraded and defiled the entire name by turning the Negro into a slave and turning
the original term “Ned-ger” or “God” into the racist term “Nigger.” One can say that they have
insulted the sacred name for “God” and have oppressed the original people created by God. This
phenomena is due to their own sense of inferiority.
LIST OF NAMES FROM THE ORIGINAL TERM FOR “GOD” AND “NEGRO/BLACK”
N-G-R (net-ger) Ancient Egyptian for God
Net-tyr (Net-ger) Khemitic/ancient Egyptian = God, Sacred, Nature
Negus (Nee-goos) Ethiopian term for “Emperor.”
Negashi (Nee-gah-shee) Ethiopian term for “Emperor or King.”
Niger: Roman/Latin term for Black or Negro
Negre: French for Negro or Black
Negro: Spanish for Black
“Nigger” racist, corrupted term used to insult, degrade, enfuriate.
Nigga: (pronounced “nig-gah), used as a term of endearment by some youth; rejected by others
as sounding too close to the racist term “Nigger.”
Netzer (as in Nazerine) Hebrew for “root, original)
Naga (South Indian and African term) (Black Negro tribes of India and Africa – Sudan to
Nigeria) = original
Nagaloka – The Black Negro, Negro-Australoid, Indo-Negroid/Sudroid
lands and people in Asia (India to Indonesia)
(see more from the book, “Nagaloka,’ by M. Gopinath (Dalit Sahitya Akademy, Bangalore, India)
also see “A History of Racism and Terrorism, and Overcoming,” at http://www.xlibris.com
Ndaba (Manding-Congo/South Africa) = A counsil of wise people, kings, chiefs, ect.
Ngola (Manding-C.. “King/Lord”
Nkosi = God (Zulu, South Africa)
Ngosi = blessing (Ibo, Nigeria)
Nyamekye = God’s Gift (Akan, Ghana)
Nile (Egypt, Sacred River)
Niger (West Africa; Sacred River)
Niger (country in West Africa)
Nigeria (country in West Africa)
Nugarmatta: Term used by Africans of Ghana Empire to call themselves (see writings of Ibn
Buttata — National Geographic Magazine
So this is the true story and origins of the “N” word.
NEVER FORGET THAT THE WORD “NIGGER” CAME FROM THE KHEMITE/EGYPTIAN
TERM FOR “GOD” AND AND THAT WORD IS “N-G-R” OR “NET-GER.”