1939 - Eid celebration in Muqdisho.

I can't help but notice the diverse mix of people.

This was what Somalia was about, a haven for people to live in safety together.

A shame that it is the opposite today.
 
I can't help but notice the diverse mix of people.

This was what Somalia was about, a haven for people to live in safety together.

A shame that it is the opposite today.
I don't know if there was a census but I was told lots of foreigners lived and worked in the capital city before the civil war.

But I think they mostly lived in their own segregated neighborhoods?
 
I don't know if there was a census but I was told lots of foreigners lived and worked in the capital city before the civil war.

But I think they mostly lived in their own segregated neighborhoods?
I heard in 1940, Italians were the biggest group in Xamar and that it was a mainly Christian city.

:mjlol:
 
I can't help but notice the diverse mix of people.

This was what Somalia was about, a haven for people to live in safety together.

A shame that it is the opposite today.
Where did all the indians go :ayaanswag:

I saw an old clip of NFD back in the colonial times and it was full of indians protesting side by side with somalis :salute:

They may be swahilis from lamu now that I think about it :cosbyhmm:
 
Where did all the indians go :ayaanswag:

I saw an old clip of NFD back in the colonial times and it was full of indians protesting side by side with somalis :salute:

They may be swahilis from lamu now that I think about it :cosbyhmm:
There was a huge Indian and Persian population in Somalia and they had representatives in parliament.

Most of them left after the Ogaden war when Barre turned to shit.

I remember reading an article about the Somali-Indian community that live in the UK now:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/217371
 
There was a huge Indian and Persian population in Somalia and they had representatives in parliament.

Most of them left after the Ogaden war when Barre turned to shit.

I remember reading an article about the Somali-Indian community that live in the UK now:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/217371
What was the highest populations of Indians in Somalia?

Hawiye only formed 17 % of Mogadishu’s population in 1931. View attachment 62377
This census says 30k in 1931, did it increase later?
 
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