POPULATION

SOMALI BANTU POPULATION GUESSES

  • 500K or less

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • 500k - 1 million

    Votes: 3 15.8%
  • 1 million+

    Votes: 8 42.1%
  • near 2 million

    Votes: 6 31.6%

  • Total voters
    19
Somali Bantu Population

Y'all I'm wondering what is the SOMALI BANTU POPULATION.

How high is it. I'm guessing around 1 million but probably more.
 

QueenofKings

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I saw this Bantu Somali girl on YouTube. She said she’s Somali Bantu but 1) she wasn’t born in Somalia, 2) doesn’t speak Somali, 3) identifies ethnically as a Tanzanian tribe and speaks that tribal language. So confusing, makes me wonder how many other ‘Somali’ Bantus there are. I think she identified as Somali because her parents were probably born in Somalia.

I think a distinction needs to be made between Somali Bantu - as in people who’ve lived there for 100s of years and speak Somali etc. And other Bantu people who migrated recently - like I remember watching a video some years of Tanzanian refugees going to Somalia ( though I cannot understand why they’d do that).
 
I saw this Bantu Somali girl on YouTube. She said she’s Somali Bantu but 1) she wasn’t born in Somalia, 2) doesn’t speak Somali, 3) identifies ethnically as a Tanzanian tribe and speaks that tribal language. So confusing, makes me wonder how many other ‘Somali’ Bantus there are. I think she identified as Somali because her parents were probably born in Somalia.

I think a distinction needs to be made between Somali Bantu - as in people who’ve lived there for 100s of years and speak Somali etc. And other Bantu people who migrated recently - like I remember watching a video some years of Tanzanian refugees going to Somalia ( though I cannot understand why they’d do that).
It is probable they migrated before the civil war or that some Somali bantu tribes retained their language and culture
 

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