Is The 'Cushitic Fish Taboo' Responsible For Somalia's Poor Fishing Industry?

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Cushitic Fish Taboo

Among the Somali people, most clans have a taboo against the consumption of fish, and do not intermarry with the few occupational clans that do eat it.[53][54]

There are taboos on eating fish among many upland pastoralists and agriculturalists (and even some coastal peoples) inhabiting parts of southeastern Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and northern Tanzania. This is sometimes referred to as the "Cushitic fish-taboo", as Cushitic speakers are believed to have been responsible for the introduction of fish avoidance to East Africa, though not all Cushitic groups avoid fish. The zone of the fish taboo roughly coincides with the area where Cushitic languages are spoken, and as a general rule, speakers of Nilo-Saharan and Semitic languages do not have this taboo, and indeed many are watermen.[54][55] The few Bantu and Nilotic groups in East Africa that do practice fish avoidance also reside in areas where Cushites appear to have lived in earlier times. Within East Africa, the fish taboo is found no further than Tanzania. This is attributed to the local presence of the tsetse fly and in areas beyond, which likely acted as a barrier to further southern migrations by wandering pastoralists, the principal fish-avoiders. Zambiaand Mozambique's Bantus were therefore spared subjugation by pastoral groups, and they consequently nearly all consume fish.[54]
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>have the biggest coastline on mainland Africa
>don't eat fish
>be poor

"w-we don't have 68 IQ, it's not true, it's bullshit. We don't have a a 68 IQ, WE DO NOT"
 
They don't intermarry with clans that eat fish? First time I'm hearing this.
This Is nonsense made up by western suugo scientists .
Fish is eaten in abundance in southern Somalia and all along the eastern coast .Go at any MJ or Hawiye restaurant in the world and you will find men eating fish . Obviously nomadic people aren't the biggest consumers of fish .
 
>have the biggest coastline on mainland Africa
>don't eat fish
>be poor

"w-we don't have 68 IQ, it's not true, it's bullshit. We don't have a a 68 IQ, WE DO NOT"
What is the correlation between eating fish and being poor ? We have an abundance of others meats from other sources ,but the Somali nomads are undercut once their meat is sold to the Arabs .That has nothing to do with IQ ,rather it has to do with being a failed state and lack of economic planning .
 
The Irish people had a famine that killed hundreds of thousands and caused millions to flee and they literally live on an island where there's fish in every direction.
The majority of Irish people live inland whilst Somalis live on the coast line
And the seas were controlled by the British
 

shan-futo-le

The last suugo bender
yeah imma call bullshit on this wtf !!!! in hargeisa even the fish is the first to be sold out is you mad! from tuna to salmon to other exotic fished all gone by 1pm kulaha cushitic fish taboo no , just no.
 

Von

With blood and Iron will we reach the fatherland
One : fish is expensive
Two : Not everyone owns a boat
 

maestro

Cultural revolution
Pure fake shit that I've never heard of. Some clueless cadaan must've written this that was trying to study African cultures from a third persons perspective.

They tend to add horseshit to make their stories more "exotic" :camby:
 
As usual other Silly thread based on old cadaan 'S gossips back in colonial era. Listen the coastal towns ate fish daily but the people in sool and K5 ate meat only due to long distance from coast towns to interior areas. My mum when she was little girl spent summer in las qoray with relatives, she talked how in sunset kids will go to beaches and pick up the fishes (during tide of sea water) from the beaches. That fishes were their dinners with lahooh. The families there eat fish at lunch and dinner.
 
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