ethiopian american

Please Stop saying these names are Ghetto

LAKEISHA: a swahili name meaning “favorite one”

LATEEFAH: a north african name meaning “gentle and pleasant”

LATONIA: a latin name. latonia was the mother of diana in roman mythology

LATISHA: means “happiness”

TAKIYA: a north african name meaning “righteous”

ESHE. African Swahili name meaning “immortal”

KALISHA. Probably from the Galla word kalisha “sorcerer, wizard, witch doctor, magician”

LEENA (لينا). Another spelling of Arabic Lina (q.v.), meaning “softness.” In use in Africa.

MAKENA. African Kikuyu name meaning “the happy one.”

NIA. African Swahili name meaning “intention, life purpose, mind.”

MONIFA. African Yoruba name, meaning “I am luck,” from mo “I,” and ifa “profit, luck.”

NUBIA. Unisex. African. From the name of the country Nubia, meaning “land of gold,” from the Coptic word for gold.

AYANA : Ethiopian female name meaning “beautiful flower.”

SHANIKA. Unisex. African Bantu name, probably meaning “young one from the wilderness.”

SALINA. African. A name in use in Kenya. It may mean “merciful.”

TAMEKA. Another spelling of the African Congo name Tamika (q.v.), meaning “a twin,”

TAMELA. African Zulu name meaning “she who basks in the sun,”

AMARA. f. African. From the Swahili word amara, meaning “urgent business.”
Hindu. name meaning “immortal.”
African. Ethiopian. Amharic amari, meaning “agreeable, pleasing.”

CHICHI f Western African, Igbo
Diminutive of Igbo names beginning with the element Chi meaning “God”.

IMANI f & m Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means “faith” in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.

AZIZA f means “Respected. Darling.” Muslim,African, Egyptian, Arabic, Somali name meaning “gorgeous.

DALIA/DALILA f means “Gentle.”
African, Arabic, American, Egyptian, Spanish, African, Hebrew

BIBI : An East African female name meaning “daughter of a king.” Also a Kiswahili word meaning “lady” or “grandmother.”

ADA : Ibo of Nigeria name for firstborn females.

ZENA : Ethiopian name meaning “news” or “fame.”

JAMILAH f means “Beautiful.”
Arabic, Muslim, African

KALIFA f means “Chaste; holy.”

“Wise.” Egyptian African Swahili name meaning “righteous.”

TAJ means “Crown.”
Indian,Sanskrit, African

FATUMA : Popular Swahili and Somali versions of the name Muslim name, FATIMA, meaning “weaned.”

NANA : Ghanaian name meaning “mother of the Earth.”

AJA : High Priestess of Mecca.

ADINA : Amharic of Ethiopia word sometimes used as a female name, meaning “she has saved.”

BALINDA : A Rutooro of Uganda name meaning “patience, endurance, fortitude.” (Balinda is also used as a male name in Uganda.)

FANTA : Guinea and Cote D'Ivoire name meaning “beautiful day.”

KAYA : Ghanaian name meaning “stay and don’t go back.”

LAYLA , LAILA , LEYLA , LEILA : Swahili and Muslim name meaning “born at night.”

SHANI : Swahili name meaning “marvelous.”

ANAYA : Ibo of Eastern Nigeria name meaning “look up to God.”

TANISHA , TANI : Hausa of W. Africa name meaning “born on Monday.”

ZAKIYA : Swahili name meaning “smart, intelligent.”

TITI : Nigerian name meaning “flower.”

SAFIA , SAFIYA , SAFIYEH , SAFIYYAH : Swahili and Arabic name meaning “pure and wise” or “lion’s share.”

LULU : Swahili and Muslim name meaning “pearl” or “precious.”

KADIJA , KHADIJA : Swahili name meaning “born prematurely.”

AMINA : Somali and Muslim female name meaning “trustful, honest” and referring to Muhammed’s mother. This name is popular with the Hausa of West Africa.

Confession: I work for a small business that is run by Ethiopians. While they are very very nice people and committed to their work, I can’t help but feel I’m inferior to them. They give off this vibe. They make way more than me even though I do most work (I take care of payroll too). I heard some time ago that most Africans do not like or care much for us black Americans. I didn’t want to believe that but there are some days at work where it seems apparent. Especially amongst the women.


These are some opals that I will have available soon. They are the best of each of their regions. Once these are in pendants or available for custom work, I will be more than happy to work out payment plans for any interested customers.

These are: Quilpie boulder opal (2), Coober Pedy precious opal, Ethiopian welo opal, Duck Creek wood opal, Koroit boulder opal, and finally, an incredibly rare Virgin Valley, Nevada opal.

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My name is Brooklynn Rose🌹 Born and raised in Hawaii. My father was in the army so I’ve been stationed almost half of United States. My mother is Jamaican and My father was Ethiopian and African American. I’m a 22 year old, R&B Singer🎤Music is my life. I use to live in L.A but moved to Manhattan, New York. I’m kind of new to this Tumblr thing so bare with me😓😝I’m a real chill person who likes to have fun. So please don’t hesitate to say hello😘🙌🏽 because I am really nice and I’m looking for friends to hang out in New York😊I bounce back from L.A and New York from time to time because of my career.


Eritrean soldiers during the 30-year long Eritrean War of Independence between Eritrean forces and the Ethiopian government. Women made up 30% of Eritrea’s army of 100,000 soldiers and were a popular symbol of the liberation effort.

After Eritrea won its independence in 1993 women were given 30% of the seats in parliament and gained new legal rights. However some complained that they were treated more respectfully as fighters than they were as civilians.

Judaism and the Black Community

Is it bad that I highly believe that had the black power movement stayed with the monist movement, BLM would never exist?

Like jews were friends with King and X, both sides affiliated with the judaic struggles. Everyone against you doesn’t mean step down or lay off, but stand up stronger. A strong river current doesn’t mean strop trying to build bridges, but build them stronger.

But when the palestinian bullshit came in, the self perpetuating victim complex cycle…..the new black community ran towards that and turned their back on the Jews. The rich, powerful evil jews. The bullshit propaganda their community once helped fight, they now ate up.

And its depressing. Because I bet American-Ethiopian jews have it the hardest. Turn their back on their religion and ethnic roots, or on their racial roots?
And it’s stratifying the jewish community. 

I just…. I wish that this picture would never have fallen from the minds eye of the Black-Jewish community, the love and power we shared: