Mizraim


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Mizraim

(mĭz`rēəm, Heb. mĭtsrī`ĭm), in the Bible, son of Ham and eponym of Egypt.
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Because many people have deliberately caused confusion about Mizraim in Africa (which the Greeks called Egypt), it is important for me to first clear this confusion.
Cheikh Anta Diop has written extensively on the early history of Africa, especially of Mizraim (ancient Egypt).
He envied the title "Pharaoh" which was the title of rulers of Mizraim.
Pharaohs of the Bible: Mizraim to Shishak" chronicles the pharaohs who ruled over Egypt throughout the Biblical era.
And woven in with the scat syllables are Phrases suggesting meaning like trah ma dolla, homme-la, and a line from Dyenu, a Hebrew Passover song about being delivered from bondage in Egypt: eeloo hotsey-hotsey-ahnoo, hotsey ahnoo mi Mizraim.
Then, in a stunning denial of historical agency to Africa, Bedford writes, "But leaving the rest of Africa, whose ancient history is more barren than the country, it is high time to return back to upper [sic] Egypt, where we left the children of Mizraim seating themselves in the southern part of the Nile.
They were Cush, Mizraim (or Egypt), Put and Canaan.
Egyptians, it was now remembered, were descendants of Mizraim, a son of Ham.
Employing the Bible and the work of selected white historians to buttress his case, the Zion leader argued that "Ethiopia and Egypt were the first among the early monarchies and these countries were peopled by the descendants of Ham, through Cush and Mizraim, and were governed by the same for hundreds of years.
Indeed, Baby Jesus first learnt to walk on African soil in Mizraim (Egypt), not on European soil.
I have, for 25 years, been studying some "tonal features" of my Ghanaian mother tongue [Krobo/Dangme/Ga] and Ayi Kwei Armah's [Akan], and I'm keen to see whether the reproducible linguistic features I have identified (and quantified) can be seen in any language in Mizraim (Egypt) or Sudan that Armah has deciphered.