History Somali population in 1901 India was 5k

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Probably mostly Benadiri type merchants who were trading between Somalia and South Asia. Don't think they were traditional Somalis.

The gender ratio also reveals it (merchants), unlikely to be settled people.
 

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I can’t find it but there was an interview of descendants of Somalis in India and they knew their lineage I’ll try to find it another time.
 
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Probably mostly Benadiri type merchants who were trading between Somalia and South Asia. Don't think they were traditional Somalis.

The gender ratio also reveals it (merchants), unlikely to be settled people.
It's possible the were northern Somalis who worked for the british colonial administration.
Many somalis in kenya descend from people who settled there because they worked for british authorities.
 
They were mostly Northerners that were taken there by the British.

Here is one of the descendants who memorized his abtirsi to HY Isaaq.
 

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