SPORT HISTORY OF COUNTR?ES OTHER AFRICA OF EXCEPT ANCIENT EGYPT

Abstract

Author(s): Feyzullah KOCA, Osman ?MAMO?LU

In this study, it was aimed to investigate the spores in other countries and tribes non Egypt over the ancient African continent. A literature review was conducted. Linguistic history and the archaeological evidence of various non-Egyptian African populations demonstrate to modern historians that wrestling was widespread in almost all West African groups Many African tribes and countries live their history as their martial arts traditions have passed on, through oral history, rituals, and the actual arts themselves, through hundreds of generations. Most African fighting arts were a direct corollary to combat. However, they also served a hierarchical function in many societies. Fighting sports are found in nearly every tribal community in the African continent, but every group practiced and lived their martial art differently. In Egyptian pictographs depicting the exploits of Ramses III, the pharaoh is shown wrestling with foreigners and subsequently vanquishing them. Nubian wrestlers had a dynamic of fighting similar to today's freestyle wrestling. The Nuba of Sudan wrestled in their home territory and in Egypt. The Hausa of Nigeria had a Dambe system in addition to their wrestling style. Dambe is one of the more unique forms of traditional boxing in that the fighters. Traditionally, dambe boxers wore loin-cloths and sometimes clutched amulets and other charms in their hands. Slap-boxing was also a pastime of young men in the villages. The Nuba of Sudan also competed in stick-fighting and a fourteenth century B.C. The most popular athletic contest in the ancient African world was wrestling. Egyptians recruited Nubian archers into their army, that Nubian wrestlers were also highly esteemed by the Egyptians. Traditional Nigerian Boxing (Dambe) was a Hausa martial sport that took place at the village level. The historic overview of sports on the African continent is has been greatly skewed by the focus on Egypt. Africa, a tremendously vast continent that is home to numerous countries, states, cities, villages, camps, and tribes, has a history of fighting sports that is not limited to the story of Egypt. The ancient Nubians participated in wrestling, Dambe and stick fighting. It is reasonable to think that the Egyptians subjugated tribes like the Nuba

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