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In here we learn about he past history of our country before and after the colonial powers era. Articles from our archives and Historical facts on the internet will be listed here from time to time.

Interesting book on the theory of the origin of the Somali race.

C. P. Rigby

Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London

Vol. 5 (1867), pp. 91-95

Published by: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

DOI: 10.2307/3014215

Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3014215

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Another interesting theory about the origin of the Somali people.

Ethnic Origins of the Somali People and clan system

  • Ethnic Origins of the Somali People

  • Founding the Somali Ethnic Group

  • The Clan Structure of the Somali People

A.4.1 Ethnic Origins of the Somali People

Almost all of the many different ethnic groups on the Horn of Africa trace their origins on the male side either

  • as Hamitic people back to Ham, the second son of Noah or

  • as Semitic people back to Shem, the first son of Noah.

The Somali people are one of several Hamitic ethnic groups in East Africa known as Cushites, descendants of the Kingdom of Cush. Their language is also one of several related languages referred to as Cushitic languages. As Hamites, they probably migrated from the Arabian Peninsula sometime earlier. One can   speculate that the Kingdom of Cush was originally founded by Cush, the first son of Ham, who was the second son of Noah.<104> According to the       elders of the Beja ethnic group in Ethiopia, another Cushitic ethnic group, they do explicitly claim to be descendents of Cush, the son of Ham, the  son of Noah.

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VII. — On the Origin of the Somali Race, which inhabits the 
North-eastern portion of Africa. By Col. C. P. ElGBY. 

[Read Feb. 27th, 1866.] 

The north-eastern portion of Africa, which is embraced between 
the Straits of Bab-el-Mandel and Cape Guardafui, and thence as far 
south as the equator, is inhabited by tribes composing the great 
Somali race, which differs from all other African races in feature, 
language, and customs. The origin of this race, and the question 
as to what family it belongs, is, I think, worthy of discussion. 

Previous to the occupation of Aden by the British, Europeans 
had very little intercourse with the Somali, and very little was 
known concerning them. No European traveller had ever pene- 
trated into their country, and to this day the greater portion of 
it remains unvisited 

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Two Young Somalilanders in Hargeisa Streets on the May 18 celebration.
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