What is DIFFERENCE between Ethiopians, Somalians and Eritreans?

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American Warrior

Kansas City, MO

#1 Aug 20, 2008
I really cannot tell you guys apart. Do you all have different languages, culture, relgion and etc......?

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#2 Aug 20, 2008
Somali- one tribe

Eritrean-9 tribes

Ethiopian- over 80

So YOU tell me..

“VIVA AFRICA”

Since: Jun 08

XAMAR

#3 Aug 20, 2008
lol!!!

your right about the trible...but do an outsider look at you and say..oh she is Amhara or Afar or Tigray or even Oroma? I dont think so. The only ones that can tell the difference in Ethiopia and Etriean is someone with lot of knowledge about the region and the people. But average person the world wouldnt know the differences.

I can say that some people can tell differences in Somalian and Ethiopian but not alot.

I think most people talk about the looks and I think some Ethiopia, Eritrean and Somalian do look alike...Special Ethiopia and Eritrean do look alike.

By the way, did you hear the case about Teddy Afro? I am very disappointed about it. Something tells me that he didnt do it. What do you think?

He is my fave...

Since: Mar 08

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#4 Aug 20, 2008
SamiraXamar wrote:
lol!!!
your right about the trible...but do an outsider look at you and say..oh she is Amhara or Afar or Tigray or even Oroma? I dont think so. The only ones that can tell the difference in Ethiopia and Etriean is someone with lot of knowledge about the region and the people. But average person the world wouldnt know the differences.
I can say that some people can tell differences in Somalian and Ethiopian but not alot.
I think most people talk about the looks and I think some Ethiopia, Eritrean and Somalian do look alike...Special Ethiopia and Eritrean do look alike.
By the way, did you hear the case about Teddy Afro? I am very disappointed about it. Something tells me that he didnt do it. What do you think?
He is my fave...
Well the main people in Eritrea are also present in Ethiopia except 8 tribes and then there are some serious differences between Eritrea and Southern Ethiopia, I feel even Eritrean and Tigaru look somewhat different. idk.. Oromo are tall and usually darkish with prominent features, Amhara are short people usually look pretty approachable, I agree people who aren't familiar with East Africans wouldn't know us lik that.
Teddy Afro? I never liked his ass lol I believe he's innocent, the government is just acting cuckoo. Wow that's cool you know about him wow:)

“VIVA AFRICA”

Since: Jun 08

XAMAR

#5 Aug 20, 2008
Rekik wrote:
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Well the main people in Eritrea are also present in Ethiopia except 8 tribes and then there are some serious differences between Eritrea and Southern Ethiopia, I feel even Eritrean and Tigaru look somewhat different. idk.. Oromo are tall and usually darkish with prominent features, Amhara are short people usually look pretty approachable, I agree people who aren't familiar with East Africans wouldn't know us lik that.
Teddy Afro? I never liked his ass lol I believe he's innocent, the government is just acting cuckoo. Wow that's cool you know about him wow:)
Well, I love music and do like East African Artist. They give us sense of hope. Most of Ethiopian artist have one or two songs for their country and people, which I think it is great thing, so is Somalia, Kenyan and Eritrean. Music and Art has been for long time, a way artists connected with us(average people), who are tried of corrupted government.

I feel sorry for him (Teddy). I wish him all the best. They say that he is mix? Like mix of Jew and Ethiopia, is that truth or just myth?

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#6 Aug 20, 2008
SamiraXamar wrote:
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Well, I love music and do like East African Artist. They give us sense of hope. Most of Ethiopian artist have one or two songs for their country and people, which I think it is great thing, so is Somalia, Kenyan and Eritrean. Music and Art has been for long time, a way artists connected with us(average people), who are tried of corrupted government.
I feel sorry for him (Teddy). I wish him all the best. They say that he is mix? Like mix of Jew and Ethiopia, is that truth or just myth?
I think he's talentless and a copycat all his stuff especially his videos are unoriginal and he's not even cute but his lyrics are his saving grace. Teddy is just a plain ol' Habesha from the city as far as I know...
chamo

Landsmeer, Netherlands

#7 Oct 13, 2008
well i know alot of eritrean and ethiopian people. Eritrean people often look like mixed race people. and also do alot of ethiopian people. Somalian people are 99% dark skinned and are skinny as hell. Its a offense if u say people in this region look like eachother...ITS NOT!!!!!!!!!! Eritrean and ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFULL!!!!!!!!!!
jamal

Norwich, UK

#9 Oct 13, 2008
eritreans and ethiopians have black lips and alien eyes and extremely short they vary in colour but most dark like most africans

somalian are the tallest people in africa and most are also dark but somalis are very diverse looking

“VIVA AFRICA”

Since: Jun 08

XAMAR

#10 Oct 15, 2008
jamal wrote:
eritreans and ethiopians have black lips and alien eyes and extremely short they vary in colour but most dark like most africans
somalian are the tallest people in africa and most are also dark but somalis are very diverse looking
LOL!!! "somalian are the tallest people in africa"
ZamZam

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Oct 17, 2008
There is alot of differences, we speak different languages for one. Also, Ethiopians usually have this smell to them...from this dish they eat alot, well usually the freshy Ethiopians, I don't think the ones who were born here or lived here for a long time smell like that.

“VIVA AFRICA”

Since: Jun 08

XAMAR

#13 Oct 17, 2008
Somali Warlord wrote:
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WE are tall most somali guys i know are all at least 6 foot
Yes, we do have tall men and women but "somali are tallest people in world" you have to prove it. I think somali men are average(5.8-6.5) but we are not the tallest.

“VIVA AFRICA”

Since: Jun 08

XAMAR

#14 Oct 17, 2008
I mean, "somalian are tallest in Africa"
TheUsuallSuspect

Marengo, OH

#15 Oct 17, 2008
The difference between Somalis, Ethiopians and Eritreans are the following. Somalis are usually skinny, kind of tall, but not the tallest in Africa. Somali women are beautiful(Most super models hail from Somalia, but we're not proud of it sense we view that as another form of prostitution), our woman come in varities, from caramel to chocolate complextion.
Ethiopians have the Oromo people as the majority of Ethiopian population, and they are known to be related to the Somalis. Therefore, they have the same description as Somalis. However, the Habesha's of Ethiopia tend to be very short with big heads. A lot of them are light skinned. Their woman are beautiful but short.
The eritreans are related to the Habesha's, so same replies to them, though they have the Rashida people who originated from the Yemen, who look very gorgeous.
The Chief

Oslo, Norway

#16 Oct 19, 2008
The thread, I think , is posted by a foreigner. I mean non-Horner. I believe any description those mentioned above, could found in any one of the ethnicities in the Horn.
For example, if someone sees a short man from the Horn, he will think an Ehiopian as some describe above. And what about when sees someone sees a tall Ethiopian? Then he will think he is Somali.
Any ways, it is very difficult for non-Horner to differentiate between us. I have been mistaken many tmes as Eriterian by Eriterians themselves. And other times mistaken as Ehiopian by Somalis. Many whites in the US have mistaken me as Indian and others as a Mexican. There is no much difference between us.
For the foreigner who asked this question, I would advice to ask the person concerned if you are curious to know which ethnicity he/she is.
The Chief

Oslo, Norway

#17 Oct 19, 2008
Oops! corrections:
..any descrioption of those mentioned...[2].
..And what about when someone sees...[5].
I hate typing!
Alu

Perth, Australia

#19 Dec 10, 2008
Some Somalian people are lighter than Ethiopian cause they generated from europeans. and they are better looking personality and have good attitudes.
lets see

East Aurora, NY

#20 Dec 25, 2008
we might all look like, but the sepecial thing bout somali or some eritrean is they tend to have this arab looks even if they so dark but they still have this weird beautiful feature, but the ethiopian they almost like ertrean but the different btwenn thm is the eyes ethiopeian look always they sick. they have this huge eyes, u kno how we look when we fasting in ramadan. they always have this look

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Since: Oct 08

Houston Texas!! From Houston

#21 Dec 25, 2008
We don't actually have much of a genetic difference. Hence some of us Somali's are originally from Ethiopia.
gedaytegaday

United States

#22 Feb 11, 2009
somali women have huge asses, short torso.
Khalid5

Delft, Netherlands

#23 Feb 12, 2009
Ethiopians all look a like only the gambeele look different.
Difference between ethiopiand and somalis are just the lanaguage and some of the ethios are christians

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