This chapter examines and interrogates the ontological foundation of the African understanding of albinism. It begins by presenting a theory of being that is deducible from the many sub-Saharan African traditions. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the categories of being that are included within such an African ontology. It then pays particular attention to a category of beings in African ontology, queer being, which provides the basis for understanding the beingness of albinism in Africa. It concludes by analysing linguistic representations of albinism as an other within African traditions, bearing in mind that language is the house of being.