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Stack1235

the closest people to us are other Muslim East Africans no question about it in my opinion


LordAgniKai

Does Djibouti count


perpetuallymeee

Obviously not lol


creaking_floor

Don’t know why you’re getting downvoted, djibouti is literally majority somali. It’s a somali country and OP obviously meant non somali ethnicities.


PerspectiveOk2911

There’s not a nation today that I think is the most similar to Somalia in any way or even the people. I think we relate to others more from religion rather than culture. Just bc we traded a few things in the past doesn’t mean I’d feel similar to Yemenis. They are just Arabs and I don’t feel a connection at all other than the religion. As with Ethiopians/Eritreans I think we look alike but they have a completely different culture and I feel different to them. So none.


PlainGrainofPain

I feel as though Somalis are very unique. I think we're noticeably different to Eritreans, Ethiopians and Kenyans. Closest I'd say is Sudan, since we're both black, look similar-ish. But even then, there's a noticeable difference


witchyonce

someone once told me in a red lobster that somalis were the nigerians of east africa 😭 😭 wicked but true also idk how Arabs behave bc im never around them but I would never stoop so low to compare us to them 🤢


RoadRunner49

Thats a really good compliment wallahi. Nigerians are the face of west africa.


Icy-Flatworm-4722

When Saudi refused to allow a plane filled with somali refugees to land, Syria immediately accepted them and gave them visas with no conditions. When Kenya increased border security to prevent fleeing Somalis safety, Yemen announced they’ll accept an infinite amount of somali refugees. When the entire world turned their backs on us after the Ogadenia war the Arab world stood besides us specifically Egypt and Iraq who actively supported the Somali military the whole way through. Stop with the Arab hate, I can’t believe as Muslims you let the west brainwash you like this. Their biggest nightmare is Muslims coming together stop believing propaganda and nonsense. It’s just straight up ignorance at this point.


PerspectiveOk2911

Saudi are Arabs? South Yemen sided with Ethiopia during the Ogaden war. The Arabs have helped us a lot politically but we’re talking about the society and which people do Somalis feel closer to personally. You’re telling people to stop with Arab hate but not realising this is a personal question which plays into peoples own experience dealing with others which you can’t speak on behalf of others. Speak for yourself.


Icy-Flatworm-4722

I’m replying to this “I would never stoop so low to compare us to them”. The commenter also stated they never interacted with Arabs. So they hate them and see them as less than for no reason? That’s just ignorance


witchyonce

sorry for the ignorance lol but i had some bad experiences with them growing up and imo they can be very condescending :/


Icy-Flatworm-4722

I understand I’ve had bad experiences with certain groups as well but generalisations are dangerous how would we all feel if someone met a few ill mannered Somalis and saw us all in that light? There’s good and bad people everywhere I used to think Arabs were racist until I started visiting Arab countries just to not experience an ounce of racism to my surprise.


Icy-Flatworm-4722

Also my point is it wasn’t other East African nations that chose to help us it was Arabs. I’m not saying we’re Arab at all, we’re just Somali but all the hate is uncalled for. Sure a few arab countries weren’t on our side but the very few countries that stood beside us were Arab.


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Icy-Flatworm-4722

Same North Africans are some of the funniest people! When I was younger we didn’t live near many Somalis so my parents befriended a Moroccan family and we all got along so well. All parents didn’t speak English but they managed lol. Brainwashed comment was not specifically towards you but to the many many people on the Arab hate bandwagon.


Specialist-Lemon-110

What’s wrong with Arabs ?


MissionBad732

There is a lot of xenophobia towards Arabs Idk but I think it stems from unresolved identity issues amongst 2nd + gen diaspora, encouraged (informed ?) by western bigotry and stereotypes and to a lesser extent (some) Arab nations policies / racism.


Remarkable-Culture79

exactly it only second gen


AbdilahiSlope

You have very corrupted understanding of what an Arab is! Keep in mind the qabail who were considered Arabs back in the day or can trace their ancestors to the desert In Saudi Arabia are today almost extinct. There is the quraysh qabiil in Jordan. The Saudis you see today are not even Arabs. They are mix of Arabs, Persians and cushites. Please try to trace the history of Arabness, you will easily see this identity emerged in response to the colonizers. It’s not a political rally against France and Britain instead of anthropological explanations of Arabs as a race. Don’t get fooled


RoadRunner49

Afars are literally almost exactly the same as us and plenty of them know Somali. An afar is just slightly more mentally colonized.


PerspectiveOk2911

Younger gen of Somalis barely know about afar since there’s not much afar diaspora and many of us aren’t from djbouti but I asked my older family members about them and they don’t even see them as another group they literally call them our relatives. They’re very similar to us apparently.


Astarr_Fitness

Texas. Are you some sort of a behavioral analyst. You got most part figured out, what exactly are you looking for in the answers?


perpetuallymeee

Texas? 🤣💀


Cryptic-Z

Obviously Ethiopia then Eritrea (if not counting Djibouti) people saying Yemen are over reaching


perpetuallymeee

How so?? What on earth do Somalis have in common with Ethiopia and Eritrea?


Cryptic-Z

Well I’m talking mostly about the Cushitic tribes here but we share: Language family, closest languages to us Phenotypically, we look the most similar Similar clothing Geography


waqoyi92

Literally nothing in common with Ethiopia


Mission_Month

Djibouti obviously


jamestemple01

Eritrean


AtmosphereKitchen279

Not culturally no


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This is extremely cringe and screams انا عرب, we’re very similar to Afars and Habashi Muslims, I don’t know why you’re so ashamed of that.


perpetuallymeee

Absolutely not. I’m extremely proud to be a Black-African. I do not see myself as Arab whatsoever. However, I feel much more of a connection with a Yemeni or Saudi or Egyptian vs Afars, Oromos, and other Muslim horners. Muslim horners are usually very different from Somalis behaviour wise. You cannot deny that. I’d be more comfortable in Aden than I would in Afar land or Harar.


Somali_empowerment4

Yet they view u as an abeed? Man gtfo 💀


Smooth_Property_3159

Somalis view them as Abeed shit when did yiu develop an inferiority complex you're probably a ethno nationalist waaqist masquerading as a Muslim


Somali_empowerment4

Ohh really? So why do the arabs in egypt call somalis they see “aswad” “zenji” “abeed” not everything is inferiority complex. If someone doesn’t like arabs why does it affect u emotionally? 😂 continue bum licking ppl that pray on ur downfall and abuse ur women in libya and btw u just commited a major sin by calling me a kafir lmaoo thanks for the good deeds walaal macaan


Smooth_Property_3159

Somalia call them names as well mo inferiority complex Arabs where literally the worst of creation b4v islam


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Somali_empowerment4

I love islam but that doesn’t mean i need to love arabs they are not combined


Smooth_Property_3159

Apart from the prophets last sermon Verily, these lineages of yours give no cause over anyone. All of you are only the children of Adam. No one is better than another except by religion and good deeds. It is enough sin for a man to be obscene, a spreader of gossip, miserly, or cowardly.”


Somali_empowerment4

Agreed (scw)


LordAgniKai

"Black-African". Everyone in Somalia would say "Somali", "Muslim" or what their clan is before this. No cares about that.


BlackberrySlow

Bro I live in America 😭 it’s Somali then black straight up


Icy-Flatworm-4722

Now that’s a colonized mindset. Only American Somalis would skip over Muslim/African and go straight to black.


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You’d be more comfortable in Aden where they’ll call you a negro?and tell you to go back to where you came from🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣, you’re deluded


Regulasplifaaz

Yo have a point when I was in an oromo barbershop, they would see somalis politicking and when voices got loud , they thought a physical fight was breaking out. But when I'm working with arabs their as loud and wild like us......maybe these are qualities picked up as nomads in the desert. The other cushtic groups live in the highlands (farms), while we live in the lowlands (deserts).


RoadRunner49

Culturally we are closer to Yemenis and Habeshas but not Oromos or Afars. Harar has been extremely amharized. If u go a bedouin arab village vs afar geeljires the Afars would be closer by far.


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We have absolutely nothing to do either with afars or habeshas


[deleted]

We have absolutely nothing to do with Yemen, we don’t even share any land


JeffryPesos

Very weird generalisations, none of which are based on reality.


MissionBad732

This is the only correct answer


Harari_Skies

How are Hararis the same culturally as Christian Habeshas? That's just a baseless statement.


Meritedes

Ethiopia. Since a large portion of their population is also Somali and they are cushitic just like us


Virtual-Milk-987

We have nothing in common with them lol stop begging it to them


Meritedes

Facts don’t care about your feelings 🤷‍♀️


Virtual-Milk-987

We ain't nothing like them quit the d riding 🤣


Meritedes

If you say so


ProNuclearWar

Definetly Yemen, from the khat chewing to the nomadic and tough life we both live. Yemenis are very different from other Arabs and are s tough and hot blooded like Somalis.


OkChampion1295

I like your observation, maybe it’s nurture versus nature. But even in the 1800s the British noted the same in Somalis. We do have a carefree attitude, maybe because we were camel nomads, which literally require little to no maintenance. But Oromo reservation really worries me haha could not be me at all.


AbdilahiSlope

Camels require little to no maintenance” bro wtf ciyaaal hooyo ma taaalo are getting stupider everyday. Nigga it takes a real man to take care of his camels. Do you know how long they would travel just for water? Have you ever heard “geela wala carro gaynaya” forget anything else, they would get this red sand for the camel, which was full of minerals. Bro taking care of camels is a whole different assignment say wallahi children can’t even comprehend. It really required some superior science. For reference, take a look at Hadraawi’s booo Hawaale Warran


OkChampion1295

I mean, the distance between water points was closer 100s of years ago.


AbdilahiSlope

Also, the distance between the earth and moon was closer 100 years ago. Brother, the four season( gu, dayr, xaafada, iyo jilal) are as old as the Somali language. Each of these seasons entailed particular activity to take care of camels. It has not changed for the last 100 years. What makes you think that it doesn’t take much to take of camels?


OkChampion1295

I respect the geeljire peeps, it’s an honorable profession and I think we should take care and invest in their livelihoods. But socially Somalis are less reserved then other East African communities.


Regulasplifaaz

Yeah I think these are qualities picked up to survive in the deserts tbh....oromo live on farm land so their environment is not as dangerous.


DaGeniousss

Another aNa aYrAb abeed LMAO


Peaksomali

Eritrea, Yemen and Sudan


magkruppe

i've not met yemeni people, but the few eritrean and sudanese I've met are pretty relatable


hitahmaxakale

Ethiopia


perpetuallymeee

I think that’s just silly. Ethiopians , especially Christian Ethiopians, have nothing in common with Somalis. And are total opposites from us in behaviour.


Cryptic-Z

Why are you only basing similarities of behaviour? You’re forgetting the culture, phenotypes and linguistics similarities Somalis shares with the rest of the Horn


Smooth_Property_3159

We are nothing alike


Novel_Ad_3627

Ethiopia is too progressive for Somalia


ChickenTitilater

Ethiopia is a backwards country where one ethnicity takes turns whipping all of the others. An Empire of Rags!


Thekidfromthegutterr

Too oppressed you mean


Smooth_Property_3159

Ethiopia is Aids


Smooth_Property_3159

You're a filthy gaal what are you doing amoung us Snake traitor


strivingtwoPbetter

Somali are cushtic so I would Ethiopia


Somali_empowerment4

Some oromos are agriculturists and some are pastorialist


TheoryNo4481

Djibouti


TheoryNo4481

Djibouti on Ethiopia on ethnic violence level


Difficult_Style7448

Mexican because I want to build a border between Somalis and jareerWayne .


Icy-Flatworm-4722

Yemen, Egypt, Sudan


Standard-Guarantee-5

Definitely Yemen


Infernolight

So cringe, quit this arab worship weirdos


Lazy-Dependent6316

They all have legitimate points tho. They aren’t talking genetically similar but more like behaviour and culture and how we act and our lifestyle. Critical thinking is a useful tool.


golaface13

Hararghe Oromos Afars Muslim Amharas Arrogbas and Afars are much more similar to Somalis in every aspect than Arabs 🤷🏿‍♂️


GoldenSkywatcher

I wouldn’t say arrogant, just honest and straightforward people. I don’t think you’ll find a nation where Somalis feel closest to or similar to themselves. We are semi ethnocentric. If I had to choose, I’ll say Yemen, they are the closest of Arabs to us. We share a long history, and our current States are in similar positions. Also, our individual histories resembles each other(ex. what the lands of the Somalis and Yemenis used to be decades/centuries ago). In general, from what I have seen, we don’t feel any closeness to non-Muslims and ethnic groups with large non-Muslim populations regardless of how close they are to us( in terms of distance or appearance).


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Yemen.But we aren’t even that similar with them.Idk,Somalis just seem unique


perpetuallymeee

Agreed. We’re not similar to anyone. But Yemenis are the most closest to us.


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Yea


Abelka1203

Yemen. Most of our clothes comes from Yemen


MostafaAlSomali

Yemen is closest


Icy-Flatworm-4722

This the same people y’all love to hate? It’s crazy cause it’s only western diaspora that has animosity towards Arabs. Somalis back home love them because they’re MUSLIM and they can relate to our struggles, culture, and history. Look at how much they love our country, Syrians in Somalia now call themselves proud Somalis because of how welcomed they were. Get over ourself stop with the identity crisis. We’re just Somali nothing else but Arabs are our Muslim brothers/sisters. https://youtu.be/cjMGG8PINS4 https://youtu.be/RUZcg10Nssk


ZealousidealSock8481

Palestine


sucksatmathx

We have almost nothing in common with them except religion


Albatross721

How?


perpetuallymeee

Really? How more so than Yemenis?


TheMightyNomad

Definitely the Arab nation.


Creative_Dress220

I feel you I do not feel close with non Muslim East Africans, more close to Arabs and desi honestly even Malaysian Muslims


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Lol you've gone out the window sis.


Fondant-Alert

Putting yemen aside because of course, i would say Egyptian they are different in their own way but wallahi they are as chaotic and just really chill like us.