What was our name? Halasiou

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What was our name? Halasiou
By Onitaset Kumat

Originals (African people) debate over what to refer to ourselves as. Some call us “African-American,” some “Negro,”[1] some “Nubian,” some “Ethiopian,” some “Kemetiu,” “Kemetics,” “Kemetians,” some “Anu,” some “African,” and on and on. But what did we call ourselves racially at least in Kemet? Some believe that it was “Nehesu” but this was “Nubian.” Some even reason that this solely meant “Southerner.”[2] So what did we call ourselves?

According to Lenormant, “This division of humanity into four original, successive races was admitted by the most ancient priests of Egypt. They are represented by four figures, of different types and colours, in the pictures of the tomb of Seti I at Thebes. The red race bears the name of Rot; the Asiatic race, yellow in colour, that of Amou; the black African race that of Halasiou; the white, light-haired Lybico-European that of Tamahou.”

Some reason that the Red race is either the Americans or the Egyptians. If the latter, then the red race represents the Mulatto. It is also reasoned that the Egyptians used “red” to depict “male Egyptian.” This is complicated.

Nevertheless, it’s apparent that racially we were called “Halasiou.”

Still, some may be curious about the origin of the Roman word “Negro” and its relation to the Greek word “Necro.” Those curious should investigate the hieroglyphs[3] for the root word “Nekh.” From this root word comes one of the earlier settlements of ancient Kemet: “Nekheb.” The diligent will be rewarded, noting how words relating to “Southerner” and “Death” spring forth. The Greeks had found us curious for our ancestral worship, our fascination with the dead. Herein is “Necromancy,” so-called “Black magic.” And more.

On the matter of science and magic named after us, I invite the reader to remember the word “Kemet.” The word “Hamite” which comes from “Chamite” comes from Kemet [Hamite is the Biblical race name for Black people from “Ham;” the Son of Noah responsible for Black civilizations (ex. Kush and Egypt)].  More “Alchemy” and “Chemistry” mean “Black sciences” like “Kemet” means “Black land.” But I am a novice in this field of etymology, noting its profundity, but focusing more on getting us organized. There’s no question that we ruled the world before[4]. My concern is that we rule it again. Join[5] my organization.


[1] “Amazing Fact 91″ . . . by J. A. Rogers “Negro” Etymology
[2] http://exploring-africa.blogspot.com/2009/07/nehesu-what-does-it-mean.html
[3] http://www.archive.org/details/egyptianhierogly01budguoft
[4] A quotation on our past renown from Lady Lugard Past Renown
[5] https://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/join/

2 thoughts on “What was our name? Halasiou

  1. Thanks for this great information brother. John G. Jackson and Gerald Massey are great references for etymology, the origins of civilization, religion, magic, etc. See: “Man, God, & Civilization” and “Ancient Egypt: Light of the World” among others.

    1. Hotep Brother Nate Turner,

      We want to accomplish the specific; namely the liberation of African people, and the creation of independent, prosperous African communities at home and abroad. I know John G. Jackson to be superbly informative, and I know Gerald Massey to be–well–as a rule with Europeans–verbose. Are there any specific excerpts you can reprint from these authors, so as to encourage us further into the direction of re-organization?


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