Ancient Somali weapons thread

Yahya

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2020 GRANDMASTER
Why is our culture a mystery? How did we evade being conquered for so long? What weapons did our ancestors use? What armour did they wear? Why have we no black Smith's today?

For bless the tumaal they do not deserve the hate they get. Once upon a time they made the weapons that helped to defend our country from invaders. I we sad to learn that blacksmiths are looked down.

Honestly how did we regress? How did our elders become tribalistic opportunists? Have the wise men died off. Read our Wikipedia pages and books on our history and you'd swear all the noble men died in our history or something.

Then again I look at Greece today and sigh of relief. I guess any country can regress over time.

Post any weapons or armour ancient Somalia used.

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Ebuo

high quality fob
Mostly spear and shield (it said that it was made from a bone from elephant back or neck)
 

Yahya

VIP
2020 GRANDMASTER
Archery was pretty sophisticated too. We had metal tipped arrows.

I just don't understand where all our royalty family swords are. We seem to not treasure or look after our ancient artifacts.

We need archaeological research back home. Or we will never know our history fully.
 
Why is our culture a mystery? How did we evade being conquered for so long? What weapons did our ancestors use? What armour did they wear? Why have we no black Smith's today?

For bless the tumaal they do not deserve the hate they get. Once upon a time they made the weapons that helped to defend our country from invaders. I we sad to learn that blacksmiths are looked down.

Honestly how did we regress? How did our elders become tribalistic opportunists? Have the wise men died off. Read our Wikipedia pages and books on our history and you'd swear all the noble men died in our history or something.

Then again I look at Greece today and sigh of relief. I guess any country can regress over time.

Post any weapons or armour ancient Somalia used.

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GAARAD CALI DABLE was the first Somali to bring firepower to Somalia. Essentially the first Somali Warlord. Brought over weapons from Yemen
 

The Smooth-Operator

Abdisamad
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Weapons alone didn't keep our enemies at bay.. But our pride and courage did, ancient Somalis were known to be really tall and warriors who took honor in how many enemies they killed.
 

Ayatiin

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I know 'arrow' in Somali is 'fallaar'. What are other types of weapons called in Somali?
 

Jimmer

We Move
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A prof told me about a poison called ouabain (apparently it derives from Somali). Somalis used to put it on arrows.
 
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Shmurda

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Weapons alone didn't keep our enemies at bay.. But our pride and courage did, ancient Somalis were known to be really tall and warriors who took honor in how many enemies they killed.
I wish I lived back home during the 1500s they got to kill a bunch of gaalos AND get gaalo girls as concubines I'm jealous wallahi
 

Yahya

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2020 GRANDMASTER
I was expecting different clans to have different armour styles and smithing methods for weapons.

Seriously it's imperative that we dig our land for more clues since we hardly document things.
 

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