THE NGUZO SABA

UMOJA (oo-mo-jah)
Unity

To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
KUJICHAGULIA (koo-gee-cha-goo-lee-yah)
Self-determination

To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
UJIMA (oo-gee-mah)
Collective work & responsibility

To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
UJAMAA (oo-jah-mah)
Cooperative Economics

To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
NIA (nee-yah)
Purpose

To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
KUUMBA (koo-oom-bah)
Creativity

To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
IMANI (ee-mah-nee)
Faith

To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.