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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by sapphires View Post
    "African" is a little vague haha. What part of Africa?

    I have a Nigerian friend named Ifeoluwa, I think it's pretty. It's pronounced {iff-AY-oh-loo-uh}, she goes by Ife {iff-AY}.
    Yeah, Africa is a continent. Not a country. And each African country has its own unique ethnic, linguistic, and cultural makeup. A Yoruba name is not the same thing as a Swahili name, in the same way that a Bavarian name is not the same as a Gaelic name.

    Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Winifred or Simon Atlas | Atlas Dov or Alice Violetta | Lucien Wilde or Lucinda Jane | Jane Lucinda or Jack Marlowe | Marlowe Charles or Roscoe Thomas | Charles ' Charlie' Wallace or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Eloise Odette or Elliot Darwin | Iris Cordelia or August Reeve | Jasper Augustus or Juniper 'June' Lovelace | Thea Marina or Judah 'Jude' Reeve

    Just a grad student dreaming ahead...

  2. #8
    Amali is Swahili for hope

  3. #10
    Kwagala is Luganda for love

  4. #12
    I have a number of students from the Kirundi-speaking region of Africa (sorry to be vague, but it's a border region and there are multiple countries involved), and most have French word names. Tresor, Esperance, Bienvenu, and so on. I always find them surprising and lovely.

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