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+1Yup. That's exactly what I meant. They call themselves Chinese but not Han.
Likewise minorities can claim Somali on the basis of nationality but not by descent/ethnicity.
That's a problem with naming the country after a dominant ethnic group/tribe such as: Somalia, England, Sweden, Malaysia, Thailand etc. Ethnic minorities as citizens of the country will use the demonym of the main ethnic group. Hence why Somalis will claim to be English or Swedish while not being those ethnicities. We don't see that problem with countries that aren't named after ethnic groups like: Canada, United States or Australia.
Jareer Bantus and Asian Benadiri claim Somali but that's only by citizenship of the country Somalia, ethnically they're Asian and African foreigners.