Why didn't the Somalis ever adopt the Arabic language? How did they preserve their own language?

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  1. TheSayid

    TheSayid

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    Other people adopted Arabic because they lived in diverse areas and needed a common language while Somalis were homogeneous nomads
     
  2. Caraweelo

    Caraweelo President of the Secular Republic of Somalia

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    Every group of people have their own language so why us Somalis will adopt a foreign language like arabic. We kept our somali language from one generation to another. some north african groups lost their ancient languages and they were arabized.
     
  3. EDsomali

    EDsomali Dheeftiinu Waa Calan

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    This isn't Somali kkkk.
     
  4. tyrannicalmanager

    tyrannicalmanager moderate power corrupts moderately

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    how so? somalis used a modified arabic script before colonialism
     
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  5. EDsomali

    EDsomali Dheeftiinu Waa Calan

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    No.

    There were a few incidents of small scale Arabic script for Somali nothing standardised or clear cut.

    The earliest written records for Somali are the 1800s.


     
  6. Balaayo

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    The main reason is the lack of Arab settlements and also, to a lesser extent, the lack of urbanization among the Somalis
     
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  7. Vanessa

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    Why do arabs assume we speak fluent Arabic like it’s our first language?
     
  8. Faahiye

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    Because we are part of the arab league. They are taught we are arabs and probably think we are some sort of black arabs like Sudanese people.
     
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  9. ZakWantsToPlay

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    No, that is not correct. We have some arabic words but Somali is not even semitic language so the claim that it comes from Arabic is misinformed. Forget the Italian claim.

    It is offensive in a way to make such claims.
     
  10. ZakWantsToPlay

    ZakWantsToPlay

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    Nomadic culture saved us from many disasters. We need to ditch some of its negative components and we are good to go.
     
  11. ZakWantsToPlay

    ZakWantsToPlay

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    The Macallin comes through again.


    :friendhug:
     
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    :friendhug:
     
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  13. ZakWantsToPlay

    ZakWantsToPlay

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    No Homo, we are hugging it out.

    :russ::russ:
     
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  14. ladySomal206

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    Somalis are fierce. Period. They’ll boot anyone.:camby: Hence why we have foreign interference always in our affairs.
     
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  15. SOMALI GENERAL

    SOMALI GENERAL

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    It's usually highly urbanised nations when conquered by foreign invaders that lose their native languages. Egypt is a good example, many Ethnic Egyptians(as high as 40%) only spoke Greek & lost their native language under Greek rule/Hellenisation before the Arabs came in & Arabised the Egyptians. In essence, many Ethnic Egyptians were already a lost people & were not really nationalistic after Egypt was no longer ruled by a native Pharaoh.

    The only major exception in history would be Iran/Persia which was heavily urbanised, they were heavily nationalistic & resisted attempts by the Arab & other foreign(including Greeks) invaders to destroy their language/culture.
     
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  16. Dharbash

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    Why am I being told this?

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  17. abubashiir

    abubashiir Ash-Shaykh al-Qarxis

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    only time when madaxadayg and traditional somali ego saved us
     
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