What does "Kendaka" mean women’s icon in Sudan protests?

Asaad Ali
Posted December 6, 2019 from Sudan
Sudanese Kandaka
"Kendaka" mean women’s icon in Sudan protests?

The term "Kandaka" has emerged from Sudan's protests, referring to the woman's steadfastness and ability to confront and achieve victory, to spread among the eastern and western media. The same expression was used in the English kandaka. What does the word "Kandaka" mean? This title, steeped in history, refers to the wives of kings in antiquity, and to the Queen herself, as women ruled in many periods of Sudan's history in the Nubian kingdoms in the north of the country, known as Kush. This title was associated with the ruling queens and means "strong woman", namely two of the first women to be among the greatest queens of the Kingdom of Meroe. The first is Kandaka Amani Rinas (or Amani Rina), born in 40 BC and died in AD 10. The wife of the Meroitic king was Tretkas and succeeded him to the throne after his death. She was called Kandaka when she was the first wife of the king, according to what was the custom in the Kingdom of Meroe. However, during her reign the title acquired a new meaning that is closer to describing the Great Queen. And she took this veneration through her great role in confronting the invading Roman armies from the north after the Romans entered Egypt, and then attacked them, the plant of the capital of the Kingdom of Kush. The conflict ended with a peace agreement in which the Canadian king and her wise plans had a role. As for the second Kandaka, she took the throne of Meroe after the death of Queen Amani Rinas, Queen Amani Shakheti, and historians disagree about the relationship of kinship between them, is the second is the daughter of the first or her sister, in what is said to be the second wife of King Tricectus. The Kandaks achieved prosperity and wealth for themselves and the people, and they enjoyed the power and the will. Queen Amani Shakheti was able to construct palaces and temples, where there are remains of its ruins to this day. Thanks to these two queens, the word "Kandaka" has become immortal throughout the ages in Sudanese history, so that it can now be vigorously restored in Sudan's demonstrations with the chants singing "Kandaka Kandakah".

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hello, Asaad,

Wow, thank you for sharing this empowering information about Kandaka. It's great to know that Sudan has a history of women leaders to draw inspiration from.

Asaad Ali
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hi sister Karen , yeah sudan has been great history leadership direct the nation for positive impact .
You are welcome.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

That's really inspiring for women and girls in Sudan.

Jill Langhus
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hi Asaad,

Thanks for sharing this powerful term and history. It's very interesting, inspiring and empowering.

Asaad Ali
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hi dear jill ..
Yes its
You are welcome any were time :)

Jill Langhus
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Asaad Ali
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Same to you dear jill
Thank you

Asaad Ali
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Same to you dear jill
Thank you

Jill Langhus
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Thanks, and you're welcome:-)

Anita Shrestha
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

Thank you very much for sharing

Asaad Ali
Dec 07, 2019
Dec 07, 2019

You are welcome sister Anita ...