U realize we were trading in 200-1760- in axum times in roman empire persian empire we wasnt muslim back then we were just waaq ppl doing their thing and we accepted islam since it was so close to waaq religion so no we didnt appear from south ethiopia out of sudden we migrated from nile river in sudan then came to north somalia migrating south replacing somali hunter gathers we were here for like 10 thousands yearsAround 1200 A.D., Somali people appeared in southern Ethiopia and then migrated into northern Kenya 150 years later. They then gradually moved north and occupied the Horn of Africa.
For centuries, parts of the Horn of Africa were under Egyptian rule. By the 10th century, most Somalis had already converted to Islam. Arabs shifted their interest towards the coasts of Somalia and across the Indian Ocean. By the 13th century, Mogadishu was the epicenter of flourishing trade routes on the East African coast. By the 18th century, Somalis were the dominant ethnic group on the Horn of Africa.