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Hanniba or Honniba Alubarikka (Hannibal Barca)

Hanniba or Honniba is a Yoruba word for "Honourable" and Alubarikka (Al Bariccah) means "the blessed, gracious".  ln today Yoruba, he would be called Eni-iba, Oni-iba (Honniba, Henniba).  His real name is Sheun Bukola Barikka (Chenu Bechola Barca) son of Homo-Alubarikka (Hamilcar) meaning "blessed one", in modern Arabik, he is Annobi, Hannobi.  He is the brother of Hashere or Ashere-Baale (Hasdrubal, Azruba'al) the fair (Red Khoikhoi). 

Google search -Behindthename: Means "Ba'al helps" from Phoenician azru "help" combined with the name of the god BA'AL. Hasdrubal was a Carthaginian general, the brother of Hannibal.  Hasore or Hasere Baale means "Baale the helper" in Yoruba.  Hanniba Shanu Barikka was born in the 247 BCE though not completely accurate on the date since Afrikan history was distorted.  He was a General commandant in the Army rank in the Cartage empire.  Cartage is Yoruba word, Ake-ate-Adura or Oke-ite-Adura, Aketeadura, Kateadura (Khart Hadast, Cartage, Cathedra) a new city in the now present day Tuni (Tunisia).  Aketeadura means "throne of Adura (Ardra)", a new city founded 8th BCE following the migration from war of Mekka.  Kateadura was founded in the Ife-ni-ake or Ife-ni-oke, Fenike (Punic, Phoenix, Phoenicia) meaning Ife highland, lfe Udaiyeh, Feudah part of Uwadaiyeh, Wadai, Udah, Judah.  

Wikitionary:  Borrowed from Latin cathedra (“seat”), from Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathédra, “chair of a teacher, throne”), from κατά (katá, “down”) + ἕδρα (hédra, “seat”). Doublet of chair.


The English form of the name is derived from the Latin. Greek historians rendered the name as Anníbas Bárkas (Ἀννίβας Βάρκας). Hannibal was a common Carthaginian masculine given name. The name was recorded in Carthaginian sources as ḥnbʿl[4] (Punic: 𐤇𐤍𐤁𐤏𐤋). It is a combination of the common Carthaginian masculine given name Hanno with the Northwest Semitic Canaanite Barca (Punic: 𐤁𐤓𐤒, brq) was the Semitic surname of his aristocratic family, meaning "shining" or "lightning".[9] It is thus the Phoenician equivalent to the Arabic name Barq or the Hebrew name Barak or the ancient Greek epithet Keraunos, which was commonly given to military commanders in the Hellenistic period.[10] In English, his clan are sometimes collectively known as the Barcids. As with Greek and Roman practice, patronymics were a common part of Carthaginian nomenclature, so that Hannibal would also have been known as "Hannibal son of Hamilcar".[11deity Baal (lit. "The Lord"). Its precise vocalization remains a matter of debate. Suggested readings include Ḥannobaʿal,[5] Ḥannibaʿl, or Ḥannibaʿal,[6][7] meaning "Baʿal/The Lord is Gracious", "Baʿal Has Been Gracious",[7][8] or "The Grace of Baʿal".[6]



Hanniba Alubarikka (Hannibal Barca) and Olowo of Owo seated under ivory tusks, not a coincidence

Cartage (Akete-Adura, Katedura) war 200s BCE