how do I find out if possible I am part ethiopian?

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Since: Aug 12

United States

#1 Oct 11, 2012
I heard ethiopians can be jewish. Well my last name is hebrew but english form I believe. My face no matter if I were a lot of make up and a wig. Usually I'm spotted as ethiopian my nose is pointed but it's very tiny in a profile photo you can tell the shape is like that of like some of theirs but it's a lot smaller. I have large eyes and big forehead but a small brow ridge and a small chin with full lips. My natural coloring is a medium light. I can tan deeply though. My hair can't take a relaxer because it's too soft that I've given up on it and gone with synthetic hair. It doesn't matter Ethiopians themselves tend to think I'm ethiopian american until they see my mom who looks very west african. It's where I get my full lips and large eyes from but my nose face shape and forehead are all from my dad and so is his last name. I know on his mom's side his grandparents were american but don't know what his grandparents were on his dad's side were. How can I find out? Btw my dad looked ethiopian too but he didn't seem close with his father's side. And his siblings on his mom's side didn't look this way at all. So? How can I find out? And what were the migration patterns in michigan from ethiopia in the early 1900's?
jojja

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Oct 11, 2012
Only looks does not make you as an Ethiopia, since there a lot of people, who also look like Ethiopian or another race. However, the history of slavery to the Americas is exclusively from the west and southern part of Africa. If there was any slavery from the eastern part of Africa, generally, it was in Arabia, since time immemorial Arabs are famously known as a salve traders, who also have participated in the slavery of African to the Americas with the collaboration of the Europeans.

As far as, finding out about your ancestry roots, I think there was a Public Television titled "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE" presented by scholar Henry Louis Gates could have been able to really tell you, who are your ancestry. I do not know how you can be able to contact with him, I think, as the show I think has ended. My suggestion is to contact him directly. You can Google his name and the University he is at. I think, he is in Harvard University. Good luck
Belay

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Oct 11, 2012
barbiegirls16 wrote:
I heard ethiopians can be jewish. Well my last name is hebrew but english form I believe. My face no matter if I were a lot of make up and a wig. Usually I'm spotted as ethiopian my nose is pointed but it's very tiny in a profile photo you can tell the shape is like that of like some of theirs but it's a lot smaller. I have large eyes and big forehead but a small brow ridge and a small chin with full lips. My natural coloring is a medium light. I can tan deeply though. My hair can't take a relaxer because it's too soft that I've given up on it and gone with synthetic hair. It doesn't matter Ethiopians themselves tend to think I'm ethiopian american until they see my mom who looks very west african. It's where I get my full lips and large eyes from but my nose face shape and forehead are all from my dad and so is his last name. I know on his mom's side his grandparents were american but don't know what his grandparents were on his dad's side were. How can I find out? Btw my dad looked ethiopian too but he didn't seem close with his father's side. And his siblings on his mom's side didn't look this way at all. So? How can I find out? And what were the migration patterns in michigan from ethiopia in the early 1900's?
It is good idea to find out regardless of the outcome.. It is expensive but you could do DNA analysis.. For instance opera did, and other celiberities had followed her since.. It is always good to find out.. Because the possibilitys are there.
anon

College Park, MD

#4 Oct 11, 2012
barbiegirls16 wrote:
I heard ethiopians can be jewish. Well my last name is hebrew but english form I believe. My face no matter if I were a lot of make up and a wig. Usually I'm spotted as ethiopian my nose is pointed but it's very tiny in a profile photo you can tell the shape is like that of like some of theirs but it's a lot smaller. I have large eyes and big forehead but a small brow ridge and a small chin with full lips. My natural coloring is a medium light. I can tan deeply though. My hair can't take a relaxer because it's too soft that I've given up on it and gone with synthetic hair. It doesn't matter Ethiopians themselves tend to think I'm ethiopian american until they see my mom who looks very west african. It's where I get my full lips and large eyes from but my nose face shape and forehead are all from my dad and so is his last name. I know on his mom's side his grandparents were american but don't know what his grandparents were on his dad's side were. How can I find out? Btw my dad looked ethiopian too but he didn't seem close with his father's side. And his siblings on his mom's side didn't look this way at all. So? How can I find out? And what were the migration patterns in michigan from ethiopia in the early 1900's?
If you're american..your not ethiopian, sorry, we didnt come to america till the 80s and 90s...

Since: Aug 12

United States

#5 Oct 11, 2012
actually they live in los angeles and washington d.c. And they've immigrated here since the 20's and the 30's.

Since: Aug 12

United States

#6 Oct 11, 2012
also I'm also not saying from slave trade...
Belay

Oklahoma City, OK

#7 Oct 11, 2012
HideHistory

The first known Ethiopians visited America in 1808, when merchants from Ethiopia arrived at New York’s famous Wall Street.[citation needed]

In 1919, an official Ethiopian goodwill mission was sent to the United States in hopes of creating amicable ties with the American people and government.[citation needed] The four-person delegation included Dejazmach Nadew, the nephew of Empress Zawditu and Commander of the Imperial Army, along with Blattengeta Heruy Welde Sellase, Mayor of Addis Ababa, Kentiba Gebru, Mayor of Gondar, and Ato Sinkas, Dejazmach Nadew’s secretary.
anon

College Park, MD

#8 Oct 11, 2012
I know, but their numbers were very low.. It's possible, but I doubt it.. It's most likely due to a mixture of features.. there are some biracials that resemble ethiopians like gregory hines or ellis ross
Belay

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 Oct 11, 2012
anon wrote:
I know, but their numbers were very low.. It's possible, but I doubt it.. It's most likely due to a mixture of features.. there are some biracials that resemble ethiopians like gregory hines or ellis ross
If there is even 1% chance it worth to try.. She have all the right to do so..
She is just asking how?? So regardless of the outcome it is with in her right to find out where. If I were in here position I would have done the same thing.

Since: Aug 12

United States

#10 Oct 11, 2012
I don't look biracial. My skin isn't light at all and my hair isn't near curly nor was my father's. His mom was light but her parents were dark. Most of the family is dark with typical aa features I think well his mother's children which are his half siblings are that way. I think the josephs and walkers have his phenotype in the old generations. Like his mom and her parents looked like horners idk why though.... It's like our faces end up different like horner africans but no real signs of being biracial...
boo ya

Europe

#11 Oct 12, 2012
Why would you ever wanna be ethiopian that's the worst thing that any body could ever wish for. let me tell you something sweetie you are much better than any ethiopian for real anybody is better than every ethiopian trust me

Since: Aug 12

Fontana, CA

#12 Oct 12, 2012
I'm happy with my face and my face looks ethiopian to ethiopians themselves. So that's why. I get black americans asking me what race I am what I'm mixed with. I have nothing known.
boo ya

Europe

#13 Oct 12, 2012
Well in that case ask your parents there names up to their great grand parents and I could tell you if there name is related to any ethiopian names

Since: Aug 12

Fontana, CA

#14 Oct 12, 2012
yea my last name is hebrew and I can't do that my dad's dead. His paternal grandmother's maiden name idk if he even knew...
Meonly

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Oct 14, 2012
boo ya wrote:
Why would you ever wanna be ethiopian that's the worst thing that any body could ever wish for. let me tell you something sweetie you are much better than any ethiopian for real anybody is better than every ethiopian trust me
Funny, you must be a descendent of the slaves and an amalgamation of god know what. You have the audacity to speak about Ethiopians, who at least know their ancestries unlike you. Your response if filled wit jealousy, rather than dealing with the concern of the poster. But then, you have a nice swagger and lame posture. Try again loser
Proud Habesha

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#16 Oct 14, 2012
boo ya wrote:
Why would you ever wanna be ethiopian that's the worst thing that any body could ever wish for. let me tell you something sweetie you are much better than any ethiopian for real anybody is better than every ethiopian trust me
Why are you Eritreans very hateful people? Is it in your genes? She specifically asked Ethiopians and not some malnaurished hateful Eritrean. Go to Eritrean forum morons.
just tellin the truth

Europe

#17 Oct 14, 2012
Are you seriously going to tell me there are no malnourished kids in ethiopia what about those 3.7 million peoples who are hungry day and night are they not ethiopian like you. this girl asked you if she was related to you and instead you talk about slavery. for your information there were many ethiopian business men's married to AA's in the 40's and 50's there were also AA's who came to ethiopia in the 40's and got deported in the 80's by the derg regime she could have been one of those descendants. you guys are just pathetic when someone insults ethiopia you are no1 to get pissed off but its ok for you to make fun of others now who is going to tell me if I am wrong
Soomaal

Finland

#18 Oct 15, 2012
As human being we are all made up of same ingredients. So the way of seeing ourselves is based on an understanding that while we have many component parts, for most of no one feature of our being is unique and outstanding. That is mean whether you are Ethiopian or not we are all human and we can relate in many ways.
hii

Allen, TX

#19 Aug 17, 2014
Ethiopians aren't mixed . They are 100% black.
Habesha

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#20 Aug 18, 2014
hii wrote:
Ethiopians aren't mixed . They are 100% black.
Being black in America has more political conotations than color. Ethiopians has never experienced such blackness as black people in America and decolonized Africa. Therefore, Ethiopians are not black nor white, they are from the great race of Habesha. For me Habesha includes all of Ethiopia from north to south. There are very few Ethiopians who haven't a Habesha blood.

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