The East African country of Ethiopia today is in no way related to ancient Ethiopia. Modern Ethiopia is one of the oldest officially christian nations in the world. According to the historical record, it was established around 980 B.C. and was formerly known as the Kingdom of Aksum. That kingdom was a trading empire and used the name “Ethiopia” as early as the 4th century. The Ethiopian Empire existed from 1137 to 1974. The Ethiopian empire was also known as Abyssinia. The people of the kingdom of Aksum, Abyssynia, etc. were proselytes and syncretists, and the people of modern Ethiopia are proselytes and syncretists as well.

This is the location of modern Ethiopia:

Location of Modern Ethiopia

Given the facts about modern Ethiopia, we know that this cannot be the same Ethiopia or Aethiopia mentioned by the ancient Greeks. The Ethiopia or Aethiopia mentioned by the Greeks existed hundreds of years before modern Ethiopia or the Kingdom of Aksum. A deliberate effort exists to hide the truth about ancient Ethiopia, but soon you will realize that no matter how great that effort is or has been, the result of all of that effort is failure. Why? Because if you continue reading this article, you are going to learn about something that has been ignored in all of the historical narratives concerning the continent of Africa.

Take a look at this map:

True Ethiopia Map

Do you see where Ethiopia is located? Do you see that there is both a lower and upper Ethiopia? Do you see where Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia are located? Do you see that lower Ethiopia is actually in West Africa and is also labeled as Negroland? You might think that is a joke, but be assured that it is not. Yes, the middle corridor of West Africa was once called “Negroland.” Negroland was also called “Nigritia.”

Negroland

You can see in the lower right corner of the Negroland map that there is also an area labeled as Ethiopia. So now you should have some questions in your mind. Why haven’t you heard of this before? As mentioned earlier, there is a deliberate effort being made to keep people from knowing about the people and culture of the Ethiopia that you see in the images in this page. Noonebu culture and philosophy is the same culture and philosophy of the people that inhabited true/ancient/original Ethiopia.

The most ancient and detailed information from the Greeks about “Aethiopia” is from Herodotus. He stated that Aethiopia was all of the inhabited land south of Egypt, and that it was vast. The root of the word Ethiopia/Aethiopia is Ethiop/Aethiop. Aethiop/Ethiop is the son of Haphaestus to the Greeks. Haphaestus is the god of craftsmen, metals, fire, and industry, among other things. The Greeks applied the term Ethiopia and Ethiopian to the people of Ethiopia because of their exceptional skill in metal work (especially gold and silver), their craftsmanship, and their technology. However, what the Greeks called Ethiopia/Aethiopia is not the true name for the ancient kingdom. “Ethiopian” is not the true name of the people. Ethiopia (or Aethiopia) is a Greek word and it is not the word used by the people that inhabited the kingdom. European academia is not the authority on ancient Ethiopia. The people of ancient Ethiopia and any of their surviving descendants are. So, while others claim to be the experts on ancient Egypt, Nubia, Kush, or any of the other ancient cultures or civilizations of North East Africa, the Noonebu Academy maintains the oldest and most accurate information about ancient “Ethiopia,” its culture, people, philosophy, and history. Ancient Ethiopia has been deliberately left out of everyone else’s historical narrative, but not ours. It is our heritage and therefore it is our responsibility to lead the narrative on our own heritage as well as our culture, philosophy, and science.

European academia has purposely maintained a focus on ancient Egypt as if everything began there and then. Even members of the “black conscious” community relegate what little they know of African culture or history to Egypt. So many people subscribe to the false idea that all black people are the same and have the same culture. We call this “Black Indifference” or “African Indifference,” but no matter what you call it, it is a lie. There is so much emphasis on ancient Egypt that the entire remaining area of the continent of Africa is basically ignored, overlooked, discounted or diminished… the same way that European academia ignores, overlooks, discounts and diminishes the true history of Black Americans before they were “slaves”.

There is something weird or strange about the use of the words “negro” and “black” as it applies to Black Americans. The same words are not applied to the indigenous people Sub-Saharan Africa. Think about it. The people of Africa are not referred to as “black” or “negro” in the media. As a matter of fact, the people of Africa do not use the words “black” or “negro” to describe themselves. They actually think that it is offensive. Now, consider this fact: Of all the many tribes, clans and cultures in Africa, none claim the African-Americans as their own. None of the people of Africa claim Black people in America as their own. If Black Americans came from Africa (which is true), then surely Black Americans must have a true heritage and culture that does not identify them with any of the tribes in Africa today. Surely there must be a region or regions that the ancestors of Black Americans inhabited in Africa. So, if there was a place in Africa called “Negroland” and Negroland was inhabited by Negro people, and Black Americans are called “negroes” but the people of Africa are not called Negro people, then it is reasonable to associate Negro people (Black Americans) with Negroland. This also explains why the narrative of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade is focused on West Africa. Yes, according to historical record, Negro people inhabited Negroland. Negroland was part of “Lower Ethiopia” as you can see in the second map image on this page. Make no mistake about the implication of what is being stated here: The evidence shows and European academia knows that the true culture and heritage of Black Americans is that of ancient Ethiopia, which included Negroland or Nigritia.

Of all the historical narratives about Africa, none have included the information that you just learned, and there is a reason for it. All major groups, organizations, sects, factions, and schools of thought have established their historical narratives. We can all agree on that fact. We can also agree on the fact that none of their historical narratives inform people, especially Black Americans, about the Ethiopia that you see in the map images on this page. So, what could the reason be? How can so many people claim to know so much about Africa and world history, yet fail to mention the true, original Ethiopia? You know the purpose of something or someone based on their full effect or the overall results of their actions. Since the obvious result of failing to teach about true Ethiopia is most people not knowing about true Ethiopia, we can reasonably conclude that anyone that would skip over or not teach about original Ethiopia either does not know about it or does not want others to know about it. If they don’t know about it, then they are ignorant of it. If they know about it but don’t want you to know about it, then they want you to be ignorant of it. Either way, the reason for people not knowing is ignorance.

The Noonebu Academy was created to take ignorance out of the equation. Our historical narrative includes all known facts about true history, which also includes unparalleled information about original Ethiopia, its people, and culture. The information taught here in the Noonebu Academy survives from the original people of ancient Ethiopia and their ancestors. When you see or hear Ethiopia being mentioned in our literature or when we speak, know that the Ethiopia that we are talking about is original Ethiopia, not modern Ethiopia.