Is the majority of habesha culture of sabaean origin?

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  1. The alchemist

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    Habeshas have their own native culture that is unique to them. Sure, you'll find some Semitic elements here and there, but those characteristics have diverged significantly through the millennia. It's not a copy-paste culture.
     
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  2. Timo Jareer and proud

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    Their culture is still majority Cushitic.


    Nothing that Semitic other than the language and maybe how the women do their hair

    (don't know if it's Cushitic or Semitic styling)
     
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  3. geeljire madaxweyne

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    Habeshas have their own culture if they wanted a semitic culture they would be speaking Arabic and would have converted to Islam like the semitic people's did

    They appropriated the language to form their own, formed their own church etc
    All in all their just extremely sneaky cushites
     
  4. AfranQallo

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    These are Raya Oromos who have been assimilated and now heavily speak Tigranya. The clothing and dance is Oromo called Dhichisa - done by all Oromos slightly different depending their region.

    The eskita dance is actually very similar to the Agew dance. The habesha culture is a mix of both Agew and south Semitic elements.
     
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  5. Apollo

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    Habeshas are essentially Agaws.

    Sad that they are almost extinct today (ethnoculturally at least). Only about one million people left who identify as Agaw.
     
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  6. geeljire madaxweyne

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    How did oromos make it all the way to tigray in Northern Ethiopia? ??
     
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  8. embarassing

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    Even in the South its known as a jareerweyne cultural dance. Where did anyone get the idea that its normal even in the south to do?
     
  9. embarassing

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    I've never seen niiko at a wedding in what world is it normally done? I would imagine its known as ceeb :what1:
     
  10. Cam

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    i thought this was somalispot?
     
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  11. AfranQallo

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    Oromos controlled the Abbisinyan empire at one point in life. The courts of Gondor once spoke Afan Oromo. The Wallo Oromo including the Rayya were really powerful. And at one point, we were heavily nomadic and travelled far.

    It’s sad though, the Rayya of today don’t really speak Afan Oromo. Only the elders do, and it’s slowly dying with this clan. Other Wallo clans have also gone through the same fate but instead speak Amharic. Most of the Muslim Wallo “Amharas” are Wallo Oromo from the Qabo, Haimano, Yejju and other subclans.
     
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  12. Finesse

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    Niiko is a Bantu dance appropriated by people who live with and near Bantus.
     
  13. AfranQallo

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    The Qimant and other Agew groups are fighting for self rule in the Gonder area. They are there in numbers and reviving their culture and language. Unfortunately most have switched to speaking Amharic.
     
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  14. geeljire madaxweyne

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    isnt wollo the oromos who allied with the amhara noblitiy and helped menalik secure the throne and even supported him against the tigrays or correct me if am wrong , but what does this have to do with tigrays i dont remember an alliance between tigrays and oromos

    and yes am aware the many of the wollo oromos became abysinian nobles after they converted to christianity of cource and even became allies they later helped the abysinians in the battle of adwa
     
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  15. AfranQallo

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    The Rayya are a subclan of Wallo. The Wallo clan got control of both Amhara and Tigray Abbissinya at a point. Yes some Wallo clans allied with the Amhara but not all. They worked their way to lead the people. And I never said the Rayya allied with Tigray, they controlled the area.

    It was the Shawans that allied with Menalik.
     
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  16. Prince Abubu

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    Xabashi culture is a mishmash of Agew, South Semitic, Sidamo, Oromo, and and 50 different other tribes and ethnicities.
     
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  18. CaliTedesse

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    They are a South Arabian branch
     
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