Is Lucy from Africa?

How could the ancestor of humanity discovered in Africa have “Lucy” as her name?

I’ve never met any African with such a name* (unless he or she took colonial names).

Interestingly, It’s like the names of the disciples of Jesus who were all from the middle east but strangely carried names like “Jean, Thomas, Jean-Baptiste, Peter, etc.”

Just wondering loud…

* In fact, the real name of the oldest corpse ever discover is known as Dinknesh in Ethiopia


About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

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