origin: Swahili/Kiswahili; u (prefix) + moja= "one"
unity or "oneness"; harmony; alliance = working together toward a common goal.
Umoja is often associated and discussed during Kwanza celebrations (Dec. 26 - Jan. 1). The word is associated with family, movements, organizations, and structures alike -- implying the same good.
1. A village in Africa, where men are banned to protect women & children from severe (domestic) abuse; founded in 1990 by 15 women sexually assaulted by British soldiers.
2. A community of educators and teachers dedicated to the growth and awareness of African-Americans across the globe.