The schizoid history of the Cushites

Going by the Table of Nations, the Cushites are descendants of a grandson of Noah named Cush (Genesis 10:6). But historians say that Cush was an alternative name for a kingdom called Nubia that was allegedly called Cush (Kush) by the Egyptians and Ethiopia by the ancient Greeks. It is said to have occupied the region of northeast Africa from the Nile Valley to Khartoum to the Libyan Desert and to the Red Sea. Given the discrepancies already demonstrated with the Table of Nations, this too should be taken with a grain of salt.

For one, when major land regions of the world are defined based on their characteristic fauna, one of such is called the Ethiopian region and it comprises the whole of Africa south of the Sahara, Madagascar, the southwestern tip of Arabia, and surrounding islands except for the Canaries and Cape Verde, and it is also known as the African sub-kingdom (Cox 2001). What if this is the Ethiopia referred to by the ancient Greeks? There is also the existence of a people called Nuba in the southern Kordofan province of Sudan ( What if Nubia is not Cush but really Nuba? Both names appear to be cognates, and the so-called Nubians could not have called themselves such since the -ia prefix in Nubia is purely Indo-European e.g. Persia from Pars (also Parsa and Fars), Algeria from Algiers, Tunisia from Tunis, Moravia from Morava, Arabia from Arab, Mongolia from Mongol, etc. If the Nubians are actually the Nuba, then the so-called Hamito-Semites who presently occupy that area, e.g. Abyssinians (aka Amhara) and Somali are impostors and accomplices of the fake Semites identified earlier.

The existence of accounts of quite a number of West African peoples like the Kabawa (Kebbi people), Kanuri, Aku, etc., that they did settle in this region for some time prior to making West Africa their latest home (J. J. Williams 1930), which has been recorded by Arab historians over one millennia ago (Lange, Origin of the Yoruba and “The Lost Tribes of Israel” 2011), the deafening silence of the so-called Cushites, coupled with the one-sided claim by the pro-oyinbo historians that such accounts were the result of Christian and Islamic feedback and inferiority complexes (Fage 1978)are other reasons to doubt the so-called history of Cush as/and Nubia. As mentioned earlier, Sultan Bello noted that the Akus are descendants of the biblical Nimrod who lived and ruled in Sumer (biblical Shinar) of southern Mesopotamia where they originated, and Nimrod is mentioned in the bible as a Cushite (Genesis 10:6-9). If Nimrod was truly a Cushite then the Akus are also Cushites! Therefore, the historical records of the Aku should be useful in determining the truth about the Cushites and the Table of Nations.


Cox, Barry C. “The biogeographic regions reconsidered.” Journal of Biogeography (Blackwell Science Ltd) 28 (2001): 511-523.

Fage, John Donnelly. A History of Africa. London: Hutchinson, 1978.

Lange, Dierk. “Origin of the Yoruba and “The Lost Tribes of Israel”.” Anthropos, no. 106 (2011): 579-595.

Williams, Joseph J. Hebrewisms Of West Africa From Nile To Niger With The Jews. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1930.



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