Dismiss Notice
Brother OldSoul's CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING ONLINE
Every Sunday @ 12 Noon ET - Live Broadcast!
Dismiss Notice
Join Us - Registration is Free! Take part in the discussions, post, chat and more! Our 13 Rules.

Black People : Facial Features Determines Ones Tribe????

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Sangofa, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Sangofa

    Sangofa Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2003
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / -0
    I hope that I'm not repeating a topic that has already been discussed. I learned something in a African American studies class that left me confused. The professor stated, that he can look at the students features and tell what tribe we came from. Is that even possible since there has been a whole lot of mixing during slavery?
     
  2. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    36,244
    Likes Received:
    9,823
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Published Author and Bible Teacher
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Home Page:
    Ratings:
    +10,722 / -7
    In the Spirit of Sankofa!




    Sangofa,

    Based upon the dynamics of genetics, I would say yes, that to a degree one could look upon the face of an individual and determine, so-called tribal assignment. Of course, serious archaeological and anthropological evidences must be taken into consideration.

    Moreover, haplotypes, genotypes, and specifically phenotypes all figure in this determination. In biology, the phenotype is the observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment, while haplotypes are unseen make-ups, genetically.


     
  3. Jazzytude

    Jazzytude Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    8
    Ratings:
    +8 / -0
    I wonder!!!!!!!

    I wonder what tribe I come from...lol? I wish there was a tribe file that we could open up and see!!!!!!!!!!

    Peace Great subject....I like!!!:luvv:


     
  4. phynxofkemet

    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    952
    Likes Received:
    66
    Occupation:
    child care provider
    Location:
    eartH (Heart) is my home
    Ratings:
    +68 / -0
    Yes,

    Our facial features do indicate our ancestry. When I am introduced to new people in the city, of African descent I can often tell quickly where they are from just by looking at their face. Ghanians have broad shiny faces, with round features. Very round heads too. They tend to be built thick. Their color is undertones of espresso. My Somali friends look a little like the Ethiopian but darker and redder, with smaller eyes.
    Kenyans tend to be taller with sharp features, and the Ethiopian has fine bone structure and tend to appear "mixed" to the untrained eye.
     
  5. Fine1952

    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    6,603
    Likes Received:
    2,130
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +2,329 / -36
    The strength of DNA

    heavy weighed with the science Antropology brings a great deal of truth to your professors' observations...

    Our genes are more dominant than any other culture.
     
  6. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,172 / -2
    Interesting just by the looks of one's face..... I guess it's true because i know someone who always saying
    this person from here and this one belong to this and that , i just thought he was running a myth type convo..
     
  7. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,284
    Likes Received:
    99
    Occupation:
    HR/Finance
    Ratings:
    +102 / -0
    I was going to say your professor must be quite the remarkable man indeed if he can identify what 'tribe' one comes from by looks alone.

    While many people are familiar with the most common physical traits of various continental "subdivisions" (eg Kenyan, Ghanaian etc) I think to know all the common physical attributes of the hundreds of tribes within Africa is a long shot.

    When I think of South Africa alone, one who lives there can easily can determine who is pedi, twana, zulu, sotho, xhosa etc.. whereas another from the outside looking in would likely see these neighbours as all the same. Or Zimbabwe.. the Ndebele, Shona, Shangane etc..

    Again, while not impossible, if your professor claims that he himself can do it by sight alone.. well... I, personally, would be surprised if he could name all the 'tribes' of Africa, let alone identify them all ;)

    :heart:
    Zulile
     
  8. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    36,244
    Likes Received:
    9,823
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Published Author and Bible Teacher
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Home Page:
    Ratings:
    +10,722 / -7
    In the Spirit of Sankofa!




    Great insight Sister Zulile, is that a yes or no?

     
  9. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    36,244
    Likes Received:
    9,823
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Published Author and Bible Teacher
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Home Page:
    Ratings:
    +10,722 / -7
    In the Spirit of Sankofa!




    A very critical point, Fine1952!
     
  10. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,284
    Likes Received:
    99
    Occupation:
    HR/Finance
    Ratings:
    +102 / -0
    By sight alone? A resounding NO.
    :)
     
Loading...

Share Us With Others

Users found this page by searching for:

  1. what african tribe am i from

    ,
  2. facial features of african tribes

    ,
  3. how to tell what african tribe you are from

    ,
  4. african tribal facial features,
  5. ghanaian facial features,
  6. african facial features,
  7. facial features of different african tribes,
  8. which african tribe am i from,
  9. how to find out what african tribe you are from,
  10. what african tribe do i come from,
  11. african tribe physical characteristics,
  12. kenyan facial features,
  13. physical characteristics of african tribes,
  14. characteristics of african tribes,
  15. physical traits of african tribes,
  16. how to know what african tribe youre from,
  17. what African tribe do i look like,
  18. what tribe of africa am i from,
  19. how to find your african tribe,
  20. how to find out what african tribe i am from,
  21. African tribes facial features,
  22. physical features of african people,
  23. african facial features by region,
  24. physical characteristics of different african tribes,
  25. how do i find out what african tribe i am from,
  26. How to tell what African Tribe Youre from,
  27. which african tribe do i look like,
  28. african tribes features,
  29. african facial features by country,
  30. african american facial features,
  31. facial features of people from ghana,
  32. different faces of african tribes,
  33. how to fnd african ancestors by facial features,
  34. facial features of an african,
  35. can you tell what african tribe youre from by your face,
  36. which african tribe am i from?,
  37. facial features of different african countries,
  38. what tribe do i come from,
  39. different facial features in africa,
  40. how to find what african tribe youre from,
  41. identifying african tribes from facial features,
  42. kenyan people features,
  43. characteristics of various african tribes,
  44. blacks with east african facial features,
  45. how to tell what african tribe im from,
  46. what are african facial features,
  47. how can i tell which african tribe i am from,
  48. how to identify african tribe by body features,
  49. physical facial structure traits of various african trubes,
  50. determining tribe by facial features,
  51. face features of tribes in africa,
  52. typical nigerian facial features,
  53. how to find your west african tribe by facial features,
  54. ghana female facial features,
  55. facial traits of african tribes,
  56. facial features to determine what part of africa your ancestors are from,
  57. tribes of africa and their physical characterisrics,
  58. african facial features of different tribes,
  59. How to find out what ghanian tribe i am,
  60. how to tell what part of africa are you from,
  61. certain features determine what part of africa you are from,
  62. kenyan women facial features,
  63. facial features of ghana people,
  64. facial features of african poeple,
  65. which african tribe did i belong to?,
  66. facial structure of a person from Ghana,
  67. countries of africa facial features,
  68. how to tell what african tribe your from base of features,
  69. kenyan women physical characteristics,
  70. what part of africa am I from by facial traits,
  71. my African facial features,
  72. gow african american can find out what adrican tribes they come drom,
  73. different features of african tribes,
  74. how do you find out what african tribe i am from,
  75. how to tell if youre hebrew or african,
  76. ghana people features,
  77. unique features of african tribes,
  78. what tribe in africa do i look like,
  79. how to tell what tribe youre from by looks,
  80. Nigerian Facial Features,
  81. features that distinguish the African face ,
  82. how to tell different african faces and the tribe they belong to,
  83. how to find out by looking what African tribe you are from,
  84. African features by country and tribes ,
  85. what african tribe do i belong to,
  86. Ghanian typical facial features,
  87. what tribe did Ghanians come from,
  88. pictures of tribes in Africa by facial features,
  89. physical features of kenyan women by tribe,
  90. facial features of women from Ghana,
  91. trace your tribe based on facial features,
  92. how to know what tribe of africa i am from,
  93. how to distinguish African features,
  94. ghana facial traits,
  95. How can you tell what sfrican tribe your family comes from,
  96. distinctive physical features of black People,
  97. facial features of people of nigeria,
  98. what part of africa am i from,
  99. how do i know which african tribe i come from,
  100. What african tribe do I come from?