Alkebulan is the oldest and the only word of indigenous origin. It was used by the Moors, Nubians, Numidians, Khart-Haddans (Carthaginians), and Ethiopians. Alkebulan meaning the garden of Eden or the mother of mankind. The word Africa came into existence in the late 17th century. At its peak, prior to European colonialism, it is estimated that Africa had up to 10,000 different states and autonomous groups with distinct languages and customs. Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and its second-largest in terms of population. Alk