quote:Daniel--an original Akan/African name not European Jewish/Hebrew. Pronounced Daani. One "a" was dropped; and then 'el' was added.
I mean absolutely no disrespect whatsoever with this... but did the author provide any linguistic analysis? These connections he's trying to make look pretty specious. Before we go embracing the idea that ancient Aramaic and ancient Kemetic names, from thousands of years ago, came from modern, present-day Akan, there really needs to be some kind of serious evidence. I don't mean to bash the brother, but it smacks of a form of self-hate when an author feels the need to invent false connections in order to demonstrate Africa's contributions to world history. Our contributions are manifest; we don't need to do that. Hopefully this author didn't, but how did he prove his assertions?