Igbo influence in Black American culture

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I can see there might be a connection between the food from both cultures, but language?

One culture has English as a language and the other has igbo. They are not even in the same family. Jamaican patois for example actually has some igbo words

The way we speak English is influenced by the way we spoke our original languages which is why AAVE sounds so different than Standard American English.

African Americans have very large grammatical influences by Mande people. Stuff like the Gullah Geechee language being heavily Mende.

There is literally a book on the subject called "Bound to America: The Mandinka Legacy in the New World" which was written by Matt Schafer.

A cool side note us that the Mande could have made it to the Americas in the 1300’s Abu Bakr II clearly knew there was something over here.
 

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The way we speak English is influenced by the way we spoke our original languages which is why AAVE sounds so different than Standard American English.



A cool side note us that the Mande could have made it to the Americas in the 1300’s Abu Bakr II clearly knew there was something over here.

Yes Abu Bakr decision to travel is how Mansa Musa became King. The Mande people have an amazing history.
 

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I can see there might be a connection between the food from both cultures, but language?

One culture has English as a language and the other has igbo. They are not even in the same family. Jamaican patois for example actually has some igbo words
you literally proved the point.

Patois has more direct lineage to Africa than Europe.
 

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Article said "african americans" eating yams and plantains on the regular. No emeka, actually we don't.

Got a tether plate in the article too like we can't tell a clone cooked those dry ass black eyed peas and clumptatoes. Don't see no seasoning on them greens and the chicken look like it was fried in palm oil.

Obviously some otter face looking igbo wrote this bs panny propaganda piece.
@Ugo Ogugwa
 

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In before "fukk you, we not african"

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Also, alot of these cultural elements are common in many African cultures across the continent.
This. Many Black Americans dont appreciate being associated with african cultures. This will likely ruffle alot of feathers here.
 
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