Every Life Needs An Anchor

Majid Ali, M.D.

Village-speak Is the Unpretentious Language of That Anchor


Once simple and authentic people understood this simple truth. Now we have specialists. Their language is understood only by other specialists. How times have changed.


What Is Village-Speak?

I coin the term “village-speak” for words and conversations  which I experienced in my ancestral village during my boyhood years. It was simple, authentic, and unpretentious. Words were used for what they meant, not for any hidden meanings.

It takes a village to raise a child, so goes an ancient African saying. How did those those ancient Africans learn to say so much with so few words? I wondered when I first head these words. And I continue to do so whenever I hear them or use them myself.

I visualize Village-Speak not just words spoken but a way of life with simplicity, truth, and dignity. I see it as a language of caring and compassion.

If the subject interests you, please consider my library of videos and articles entitled “Shared African Grand Mothers” at this web site. Please use Search Box of this website to access it.

With kindest regards,

Majid Ali, M.D.

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