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The Asili is the logos of a culture, within which its various aspects cohere. It is the developmental germ/seed of a culture. It is the cultural essence, the ideological core, the matrix of a cultural entity which must be identified in order to make sense of the collective creations of its members.[1]

  1. Ani, Marimba (1994). Yurugu: An Afrikan-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behaviour. Nkonimfo Publikations. ISBN 978-0-9659823-0-6.