what are some native groups in somalia?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Genetic genealogy, although a new tool that uses the genes of modern populations to trace their ethnic and geographic origins has also helped pinpoint the possible background of the modern Somalis. According to one prominent study published in the European Journal of Human Genetics[5], the Somalis appear to be more indigenous than previously believed:

    The data suggest that the male Somali population is a branch of the East African population − closely related to the Oromos in Ethiopia and North Kenya − with predominant E3b1 cluster lineages that were introduced into the Somali population 4000−5000 years ago, and that the Somali male population has approximately 15% Y chromosomes from Eurasia and approximately 5% from other parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, determining that Somalis and those in the Horn of Africa are of the Enlongated African type.

    Generally, it is believed that most population movements involve male invaders and an indigenous Somali population, of the same general type as the Ethiopid may been established millennia ago with distinct characteristics that link them to all of their neighbors. This data points towards small paternal contributions from genetically Eurasian populations. Genetic studies also show that there are not any substantial genetic variations between the Amhara of Ethiopia and their Cushitic neighbors, which, if the Semitic branch did not originate in the Horn of Africa, suggests substantial linguistic replacement rather than a large mass invasion from Arabia or elsewhere as an explanation for the languages of the Amhara and other Semitic-speaking peoples in Ethiopia. Overall, the Somalis genetically cluster with their neighbors in the Horn of Africa and represent a unique sub-group of the region.

    The people of Somalia are called Somalis.

    Somalis comprise the majority of Somalia's population at approximately 85% of the total Somalia population. They are traditionally a nomadic ethnic group, but since the late twentieth century, many have moved to the cities. The majority of Somalis can be found between the Jubba and Shabelle Rivers in various cities and towns. Other large Somali populations are found mainly in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti.

    Source(s): I'm Somali
  • 1 decade ago

    good question,try google it i think rendille is one

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