Run and I’ll catch you and eat you alive
I find it interesting that ever since the Middle Ages, Somalia has been trading with China(not just trade but apparently influencing each other in terms of language, culture and military). Of course we know that Somalia was a trading route through the Silk Road, where traders brought all sorts of stuff. *Incoming random Wikipedia page*
“Relations between Somalia and China long predate the Middle Ages. Through trade, the peoples of both areas established good relations. Giraffes, zebras and incense were exported to the Ming Empire of China, which established Somali merchants as leaders in the commerce between Asia and Africa, and in the process influenced the Chinese language with the Somali language and vice versa”(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/China–Somalia_relations). And then there’s that Somali traveller named Sa’id of Mogadishu who travelled to China during the Yuan Dynasty, it is said that he was the first African to study Mandarin.
With this kind of rich history, why don’t Somalis ever claim to have sold Giraffes to the Chinese or the Chinese ever acknowledge they had such a history?