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Four Reasons for Using "K" in Afrika*
Most vernacular or traditional languages on the continent spell Afrika with a K; therefore the use of K is germane to us.
Europeans, particularly the Portuguese and British, polluted our languages by substituting C whenever they saw K or heard the K sound - as in Kongo and Congo, Akkra and Accra, Konakri and Conakry - and by substituting Q wherever they saw KW. No European language outside of Dutch and German have the hard C sound. Thus we see the Dutch in Azania calling and spelling themselves Afrikaaners. We are not certain of the origin of the name Afrika, but we are sure the name spelled with the C came into use when Afrikans were dispersed over the world. Therefore the K symbolizes our coming back together again.
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*Source: Haki R. Madhubuti, “"Four Reasons for Using 'K' in Afrika",”The State of History, accessed August 20, 2020,https://soh.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/692.