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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

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Why Froggy Has Bulging Eyes African Folktale

African Folktale Why Froggy Has Bulging Eyes.


Why Froggy Has Bulging Eyes African Folktale
Why Froggy Has Bulging Eyes African Folktale

As the ancestors say, one day Leopard chased rabbit to the mouth of his hole, and then began to dig Rabbit out with his claws, but was not able to do so; and seeing a Frog, he said, "You are very strong, are you not?"

"Oh yes," replied Frog; "I am a very strong."

"Very well," said the Leopard; "just watch this hole, and, whatever you do, you must not let Rabbit get out while I go home for a hoe to dig him out of his hole."

The Leopard went off, and the Frog sat down to watch the Rabbits hole.

By and by the Rabbit came to the mouth of the hole eating some peanuts.

"Uncle Rabbit," said the Frog, "give me some of what you are eating."

"Open your eyes wide, and come close," replied Rabbit, and at once he changed the peanuts in his mouth for some red pepper, and when the Frog came near enough, he blew the pepper right into his eyes.

Frog fell over in pain, and ran straight to a pond to wash the red pepper out of his eyes.

Rabbit took the opening to escape from his hole into the forest when the Frog hopped away to wash the pepper out of his eyes.

From that, day the Frog's eyes have bulged out as he is always trying to wash the pepper out of his eyes.


African Folktales three facts

African folktales usually have sly animals and spirits as the main characters.
Anansi is one of the most beloved African folktale characters. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories.
Reading African folktales will help kids make connections to their cultural heritage.


More short folklore stories from Africa to make you fall in love with myths and legends again from the motherland.

  1. Why the bunny rabbit has wiggly slits for a nose
  2. Love Takes No Less Than Everything Marriage Folklore
  3. Hunters Attack Cowards Tell the Story
  4. One Do Wrong All Get Punished
  5. Mighty Little Hedgehog

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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