Camel Domestication - Somali penunsila or Southern Arabia

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  1. CaliTedesse

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    Since I saw a discussion about where the camel was domesticated I thought why not continue the discussion here. Did you know there are more than 40 words for camel in the Somali language and more than 50% of the camel population in the world is found in the Somali penunsila. With camel I mean the one hump dromedary also known as Somali, East African or Arabic Camel

    Without a doubt it is one of the most important animals in our dhaqan and history if not not THE MOST. In no other culture worldwide the camel as important as in the Somali culture. It is uniquely adapted to hot and arid climates.
    Camels provide milk (60% of the milk consumed in Somalia is from camels), meat, transport, money when they are sold

    Camel milk is the staple food of Somali pastoral communities, which rely on its direct consumption throughout the year as well as on its increasing relevance as an income generator. Traditionally camel milk was utilized for internal consumption or exchanged as a gift to establish and keep family ties and social support mechanisms.

    Also when a Sultan or Ugaas is crowned we know camel milk gets poured over ones head and one is officially inaugurated as a Sultan or Ugaas.

    An evidence to the camel's importance in the Somali culture is the dozens of words for camel in the Somali language. Also, one of the words for the number one in Somali is hal, which means a she-camel.

    Here are some words for camel in Somali:

    Aaran - young camels who are no longer sucklings

    Abeer, Ameer - female camel that has not given birth

    Afkuxuuble - miscarried camel fetus

    Awr - male pack camel

    Awradhale - camel that always gives birth to he-camels; stud-camel that always breeds male camels"

    Baarfuran - female camel that is not used as a pack camel

    Baarqab - stud camel

    Baatir - mature female camel that has had no offspring

    Baloolley - she-camel without calf that will or will not give milk depending on her mood

    Buub - young unbroken male camel

    Caddaysimo - unloaded pack camel; unpoisoned arrow

    Caggabbaruur - young camel

    Cashatab - female camel that has stopped giving milk or failed to conceive when it was supposed to

    Daandheer - strong camel of the herd

    Duq - old female camel; a word that is also used to describe old woman

    Dhaan - camel loaded with water vessels

    Dhoocil - bull camel; a word that is also used to describe a naughty boy/girl

    Farruud, Garruud - mature male camels; a word that is also used to describe the Somali elders

    Fur - to unload a camel; meaning also to open, disclose, set free, decipher, untie

    Garruud - old male camels; a word that is also used to describe old people"

    Geel - a collective name for camel

    Gool - fat camel

    Guubis, Guumis - "first-born male camel

    Gulaal - male camel unable to project the gland in his mouth; a word that is also used to describe a person with hesitant or stammering speech

    gulguuluc - low bellow of a camel when it is sick or thirsty; a word used to describe a poem recited in a low voice

    Guran - herd of camels no longer giving milk that are kept far from dwelling areas

    Guree - to make room for a person to sit on a loaded camel; this word also means to make space for s.o. in a loaded car or truck

    Gurgurshaa - calm, docile pack-camel which can be loaded with delicate items

    Hal - she-camel

    Haneed - left side of cow camel where one stands when milking; this word is also used to describe good form, nice style.

    Hayin - tame pack camel; a word that also means docile, simple, uncomplicated

    Irmaan - dairy camels

    Kareeb - "mother camel kept apart from her young

    Labakurusle - two humped camel

    Mandhoorey - best camel in the herd

    Nirig - camel foal

    Rati - male camel

    Qaalin - young camel

    Qawaar - old she camel

    Qoorqab - uncastrated male

    Qurbac - young male camel

    Rakuub - riding camel (from Arabic)

    Ramag, Ramad - she-camel who has recently given birth

    Sidig - one of two female camels suckling the same infant

    U maqaarsaar - to put the skin of a dead calf or baby camel on top of a living one in order to induce the camel to still give milk; this word also means deceive, mislead or trick s.o."

    Xagjir - milk-producing camel that is partially milked (two udders for human consumption; two for its calf)



    Now back to the question was the camel first domesticated in the Somali peninsula or Southern Arabia. To me both areas used to be one area in the past and I would say both areas, but some are trying to downplay the Somali part in domesticating the camel.

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  2. Lord of Warshiekh

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    the coat of arms should have a lion and camel supporting the shield instead of two leopards.
     
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  3. CaliTedesse

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    You mean should have?
     
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    Yeah, I was editing it
     
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    somali camel corps
     
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  6. HollandaiseSauce

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    How are camels domesticated though?
     
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    The camel is a stubborn animal, you will need a stubborn human to tame it. The somalis are hella stuborn.
     
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  9. CaliTedesse

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    Waa Caadi most population is found in the Horn and this is just one research maybe research in the future will prove it's the other way around. Somalis are originally Asians too 10 000 years ago.
     
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    They are great people and the father of the Habesha people
     
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    I don't get it. How does a domesticated camel behave? Like a cat or a dog?
     
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  13. CaliTedesse

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    Je bent gestoord
     
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    Like a horse
     
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  15. Yibir Huur

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    The only horner tribes to have Arab ancestry are Darood and Isaaq. The rest are just Cushites, xabashis included!
     
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    The wecel waaqo is back
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  17. Yibir Huur

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    What's up with this historical revisionism!? Since when did xabeshas come from Arabs? Please tell me the name of this great Bedouin that gave birth to Tigrayans and Amxaaras.

    Let's accept it as it is lol. Both me and you come from an Arabian line. :denzelnigga:
     
  18. CaliTedesse

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    So Habeshis are Cushite?
     
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    Of course. I'm convinced, their language is Semitic but that's a different story. We're overwhelmingly Cushitic too but many, if not most have lineage from Arabia and some Arab admixture from the last couple centuries. For example a lot of MJ and Awdal families intermarried with Arabs when they controlled the coast and after that.
     
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