Black People : question for the experts (somali roots)

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  1. KINGOFPUNTLAND

    KINGOFPUNTLAND New Member MEMBER

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    someone told me that i have arab blood in me

    is this true??

    are they talking about the first black arabs?

    and i have problems with europeans who call me caucassion or some **** like that

    don't they mean europeans have east african features:argue:

    i'm an african dammit :shutup: :argue:
     
  2. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Before anyone can intelligiently answer this question, you need to provide more information. There have been some mixture between Arabs and East Africans; however, this is not the case for every individual in East Africa. We would have no way of knowing whether or not you have Arab blood. The first place you need to check is your immediate family for more information about your heritage.
     
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    KINGOFPUNTLAND New Member MEMBER

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    thanks for replying and yeah your right i should check first my familytree

    but let say i'm from arab descent were those arabs black?
     
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    Welcoma KingofPuntland. From my understanding Arabs are a mixture of two bloodlines: Negroid/Caucasoid. Those original Pitch Black peoples in that region had undergone numerous invasions by European tribes. The Europeans being the conquerors took the title"Arab" and applied it to themselves. This is why "Arabs" are next on the pyramid scheme right up under Whites. For further dis-unity, they %aped African women to create a buffer race to be middle men. Unfortunately as history has it, these mulattoes distanced themselves from their African mothers, in order to cling to white opportunities. Over time there was more mixing in&out, so now it seems that Black Africans were the imigrants. I'm pretty sure it wasn't called Arabia from the beginning. Peoples nationalities are fashioned from their region. Like my race/ethnicity is not American, but my nationality is. SOME Somalians do have much "Arab" blood though. SOME Ethiopians have much Italian blood. While SOME Eritrians have Indian(Asian), and Italian blood. not every pure African has typical "Negroid" features. You may find a handful with the wavy hair, more aqualine features, and lighter tone, but that's genetics. A family background check would be your best bet:star:
     
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    KINGOFPUNTLAND New Member MEMBER

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    thank you spicybrown

    my father told me that the somali people were older than the 800 yrs that people claim

    only people don't want to admit it just like they don't want to admit the fact that acient egyptians were black

    cause there ancestors came from puntland and the land of bow so that would make them certified blacks

    i have a strong feeling that those arabs who came to somali were black nubians or yemenis

    but i'm probebly wrong:donttell:
     
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    Thanks to your father, I never knew there was a Somolian birth record of 800 years! Realize also, that there weren't 50 million territorial divisions before the "age of conquer".This was done for control. Your ancestral knowledge will be an asset to the community. Join the Chat Room sometimes. Brother OldSoul is a pioneer in African/African American History. He holds classes here once or twice weekly. Look foward to seeing you there..... enjoy your stay at Destee.com


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    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    King

    Well, I'm no "expert", but I know a lil' sussing about race and history.

    Bear with me, this may get a little complicated.....


    First of all don't confuse race with nationality.

    Your NATIONALITY is Somali but within both Somalia and Africa itself dwell many different races so even if you do have white or Arab ancestry that doesn't mean you aren't African.


    Secondly, MOST Somalis like most Ethiopians are a mixed people and many do have Arab as well as Hebrew blood.

    Basically the brown skinned Asiatic Hebrews who escaped Jerusalim to keep from being enslaved by the Chaldeans migrated down into the African horn (through Egypt) about 2500 years ago and many mixed in with the original Black tribes who lived in that region.
    They were known as "Falashas" or strangers.


    This is the main reason why most Somalis, Eritreans, and Ethiopians don't look like most other Africans.....except for the few nomadic people of the mountains.

    They are mixed.


    Later on, the TRUE Arabs from Yemen also started pouring into the African horn and mixing in with the people already there, and empires such as the Saba (Sheba) and the Axumite empire that spanned both the African horn as well as southern Arabia did much to mix the populations.

    No one can deny the striking resemblance between Somalis and Yemenis despite one being Arabian and the other East African.

    But the reason Somalis have more Arab blood than their Ethiopian neighbors is because 2 Arab traders came among the Somalis bringing Islam and eventually married into the community.
    I believe 2 tribes trace thier lineage directly back to those Arab traders.
     
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    DualK

    Have you ever BEEN to Ethiopia? There are a considerable number of unmixed folks there....considerable. Unfortunately, the ones who are ALWAYS depicted in the media are the mixed ones so we get the impression that that's what most of the population looks like, but it's not true. Africans (I am not referring to nonblacks when I use that term) come in different physical types, but they are still BLACK.
     
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    No, neither have I been to the Puerto Rico but I know they are also mixed people through reading and meeting those who've been there.



    True.
    Lol...there are a "considerable" number of gay people in America also but they aren't the majority.
    There are over 50 million people in Ethiopia so even 1% of their population (500,000) would be a considerable number.
    But does that cancell out the fact that MOST are of mixed heritage?


    True again.
    I'm not sure about the Ethiopians who remain home and don't come West, I can only speak of the many I've met in both America and Canada and most of them look mixed.

    How do you personally know the people you see are not mixed?
     
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    The point is...how can you generalize about those who are there based on those who aren't?
     
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