Is the majority of habesha culture of sabaean origin?

Apollo

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How do you know?
It's so obvious. None of the Northern Cushites (Beja, Agaw, Afars etc - even Northern Somalis up to modern times) practice it. Only Southern Somalis who came in cultural contact with Swahili populations.
 

Apollo

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Ethnic Somalis also do niiko at weddings, doesn't prove anything.
Bantus showed them > South Somalis thought it was funny > it became a thing.

Somalis wear macawiis, but it's from all the way from Indonesia.

Cultural appropriation of the macawiis: Indonesia > India > Yemen/South Arabia > Somalia
 
Bantus showed them > South Somalis thought it was funny > it became a thing.

Somalis wear macawiis, but it's from all the way from Indonesia.
That's probably true.
Indonesians also wearing Macawiis doesn't mean Somalis got it from them. They wear different materials.
 

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