Get Clear on the N-Word

By Pianke Nubiyang (P. Barton) (2002) [Edited]

The original meaning of the “N” word had a connotation connected to the Gods

The words “naga” and “neter” and “necher” used to be the most revered and sacred words in the universe. It was the “devine epithet,” and the people who began using the mother of all words that originated from this word which was sullied by the British, were the ancient Egyptians or better, the Khemites, who called their land, “Khemet” or “The Black Land,” and also used the name, “Ta-merri” or “The Beloved Land.”

The father of the “negus” word was the word used by the Kemet for “God.” That word was NTR or “N-ch-r” and as one can see, there are no vowels in this word. In the ancient African and even the present African languages vowels are not found in many translations, particularly of ancient Kemet and Lower Egyptian and Babylonian languages.

In the translation of Kemet and Lower Egyptian (which is heavily influenced by later Hebrew), one will not always find vowels, therefore, very few people will realize that the Kemet word for God, which is “N-ch-r” pronounced “net-jer”. In fact, the Kemet word for “nature,” is also the word used for God. That word is “n-tch-r” (pronounced net-jer). Necher got bastardize into “ne-ger” and “ne-gro” and worse.


N-ch-r (Kemet;pronounced ne-jer) = God
N-t-y-r (Kemet; pronounced net-jer) = God, Divine
Negash (Ethiopia; ne-gash) = King [Naga-sh]
Negus (Greek; ne-goos) = Emperor
Nkosi (Xhosa; en-kosi) = God
Ndaba (Zulu; en-daba) = Counsil/Officials
Naga (Nubia and West Africa) = People
Nugarmarta (West African) = People (See the writings of Ibn Buttata’s journey to West Africa)


The Romans are probably the first Europeans to misrepresent the word for God, which was “N-t-r” About the early part of the First Century, Romans tried to invade past Lower Egypt.

The Romans who were speakers of Latin always knew of Africans, as there were Africans in Rome and in control of Lower Egypt. Italy had an African presence long before Caucasians migrated from Central Asia and North Eastern Europe and before the ‘Hyksos’ migrations. In fact, the Latin ethnic groups is still in existence in the northern part of Italy even today. This part of Italy still grips about Hannibal’s invasion which happened about two thousand years ago!

The Romans had a name for Africans, it was “Ni-ger” and it meant “Ne-gro” or Black – people of African origins. Thus, Septimus Niger would have meant, Septimus “the Ne-gro”. Yet, how did the Romans connect the word “Niger” to Black?

In ancient times, African leaders were worshipped as Gods. The Gods of Greece came from Kemet. For example, the worship of the Black Madonna is connected with the worship of Auset, the main Goddess of Kemet. Moreover, Africans in Lower Egypt called their Pharaohs “N-cher” or “N-g-r” – they were literally referred to as “GOD”.

It is possible that when the Romans tried to invade Upper Egypt, they asked for the name of the God and the term “N-g-r” was probably used in place of “leader” or “king”. In Angola, the same also happened during the 1600s when the word “N-gola” which means “King” (notice the “N” and the “g” in this word as well), came to be “Angola”, the name of a kingdom in south western Africa.

A Roman general invading Upper Egypt from Lower Egypt would probably have used the Kemet term for Pharaoh, which was “N-t-r” (God). This term then was used to refer to all Africans and as time went by, the word N-t-r became “Niger”. The Romans also classified their Emperors as “Gods”, to mimic Kemet. As the History Channel pointed out, ‘Rome was a collection of villages before the ‘Egyptians’ built it up.’ The word “em-per” sounds very close to the word “en-jer.” That is not a coincidental connection.


Ni-ger = Latin or Black/African
Ne-ro = Italian for Black
Ne-gre = French for Black
Ne-gro = Spanish for Black
Ne-ger = Dutch for Black

The English called Africans “Moore” or “Black-a-Moore” before they began using the word “Ne-gro”.

Chinese and Japan

The original name for Japan is the Chinese “Ni-Han.” People who study the Niger-Congo linguistic family would quickly notice that THE WORD “Ni” in the Chinese “Ni-Han,” has and ancient African connection. As Clyde Walters pointed out, the Chinese language is directly related to the Niger-Congo language which has its roots in the Cameroon region of Africa. In fact, there are thousands of African words from Cameroon to Kenya that have both prefixes and suffixes that are identical to both Chinese and Japanese languages. In the Case of “Ni-Han” which may mean “rising sun,” [“not Han”], there is also a sacred meaning that is found in the word “n-ger,” or “ne-gro.” Yet, the racist terms “ni-p,” and “ni-g” or “j-ap,” used by racists were being used without any understanding of their original meanings.

Only hatred and envy comes out of the mouths of those who use racial epithets in their attempt to insult and denegrade others. It is up to us to study our history and make these racist words impotent, while at the same time, understanding their original meaning.

Connection with the prefix “ni” with sacred and life:

Ni’le = The Nile River, Life to West Kemet
Ni-ger = River in West Africa
Ni-ger = Nation in West Africa
Ni-geria = Nation in West Africa
Na-go = Serpent People
Na-go-Mina = African nationality in Nigeria
Na-ghual = Aztec word for Shaman or priest (The first Olmec Shamans in Mexico came from Nigeria and elsewhere in West Africa.)

“Han” from THE “HUN”

The racist term for whites also comes from a word that struck fear in whites during the ancient times. That word is “Hun.” The Huns were Mongol barbarians from Mongolia who tried to invade China and finally succeeded. They invaded Eurasia from Russia all the way to Germany and mixed in with the Caucasians. Hence, the British began calling Germans the term “Hun.”

The countries of Hungary, East Germany, northern Italy, Russia, Poland and much of Eastern Europe is mixed with the Mongol invaders. There were Mongol invaders in Turkey, Afghanistan, India, and many nations.

When the Huns tried to invade Lower Egypt (sometime in the 1100s), they were met by a strong force of Mamelukes (white slaves from slavic, Turkic slaves from Caucasian and such tribes), who were soldiers for the Lower Egyptian rulers, and Nubians warriors from Upper Egypt. They met a crack cavalry of Nubian horsemen and archers, who had a tradition of archery that extends way back into ancient times. The Mongols were defeated and that was the end of the Mongol Empire. They were thinly spread over Eurasia.

When one studies the history of the Huns in Europe, it is one of the most horrible genocides that existed (the genocide against Sudras and Aborigianals = African people, in India is another great genocide). The Huns ravaged Europe and shot plague infested rats in the walled towns of the Europeans to infest them.


We must study our history. It is by knowing who we are that racist remarks and racial epithets will become impotent. Every time one uses the N-word to refer to a Black person, they are actually calling that person “God.” When we say that our Afro’s and locks are “natural,” we don’t realize the significance of the word or the true meaning. But something in our consciousness simply cannot be destroyed.

To say we are going “natural,” means we are going back to being “gods,” because the word “natural,” comes from the original African word, “n-ch-r” / “n-t-y-r” which means “God.” The word “Pharaoh,” was never used to refer to any Kemet King. Pharaoh came from the word “Per-o” which was the term for the Great Temple, where the King lived. [Compare to Pyr-a-mid where the NTR/King was buried.]

Source: RBG Blakademics



6 comments on “Get Clear on the N-Word

  1. Oh God!! Thank you for this. I think I will print it up and pass it out on a nice hot Saturday.

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