why do some somalis consider themselves arab

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im a lightskin somali with soft curly hair people usually assume im arab becasue i look and can speak arabic but i consider myself black
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im a lightskin somali with soft curly hair people usually assume im arab becasue i look and can speak arabic but i consider myself black
haha Arabs don't even usually consider Egyptians Arab. "Arab" is a strange ethnic grouping.
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well somalis who consider themselves arab are delusional lol, i can guarantee you we are black and we are native to east africa and not the middle east. yes some may speak arabic but that's just down to how some people were raised
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im a lightskin somali with soft curly hair people usually assume im arab becasue i look and can speak arabic but i consider myself black
Firstly, ik for a fact you watch beta squad. Also you can consider yourself to be both cause im from libya and there are plenty of black arabs there. You also speak arabic so id say both. Do you look like AJ?
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Somalis will never be arab

neither will palestianians and syrians and lebanese and jordanians and iraqis

neither north africans

none of these are arabs

arabs are from saudi arabia, qatar, kuwait, bahrain, oman.. These are arabs
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Somalis will never be arab

neither will palestianians and syrians and lebanese and jordanians and iraqis

neither north africans

none of these are arabs

arabs are from saudi arabia, qatar, kuwait, bahrain, oman.. These are arabs
The definition of an arab is to be able to speak arabic you dont have to be middle eastern.
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Somalis will never be arab

neither will palestianians and syrians and lebanese and jordanians and iraqis

neither north africans

none of these are arabs

arabs are from saudi arabia, qatar, kuwait, bahrain, oman.. These are arabs
This is definitely false information as the Arab league itself consists of 22 members which if not for their Arabic Identities, would not be deemed members of the league. Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. These are the members of the arab league. As being Arabic is not representative of a specific ethnic or cultural background, i would say its often how certain individuals choose to identify, of course with regards to aspects of ancestry, tradition, and geographical locale. After all, the ties that bind arabs range from ethnic, linguistic, and cultural ties all the way to historical and political ties. In simplicity, there is no particular proximity which needs to be approached to classify as an arab, but rather a range of different proximities.
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This is definitely false information as the Arab league itself consists of 22 members which if not for their Arabic Identities, would not be deemed members of the league. Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. These are the members of the arab league. As being Arabic is not representative of a specific ethnic or cultural background, i would say its often how certain individuals choose to identify, of course with regards to aspects of ancestry, tradition, and geographical locale. After all, the ties that bind arabs range from ethnic, linguistic, and cultural ties all the way to historical and political ties. In simplicity, there is no particular proximity which needs to be approached to classify as an arab, but rather a range of different proximities.
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