what is the diffirence b/n somali and afar ?

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Jul 23, 2013
 
Well, they are related as East Cushitic speakers. However, they speak different languages and have slightly different customs.

Afars practically only live in the desert region of Danakil. But Somalis inhabit an ecologically more diverse region from savannas, deserts, mountain ranges, riverine valleys, rainforests, marshlands etc. Some Somalis are farmers, some nomads.. etc Afars are only nomads, always.

Looks-wise there is not much of a difference, really hard to tell. Anybody who claims to be able to tell is lying. I have been to Djibouti recently and I frequently made the mistake of addressing Afars in Somali without realizing it. While with the Yemeni and French inhabitants of Djibouti I obviously did not make this mistake.

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No they not related.
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Jul 23, 2013
 
Biography wrote:
No they not related.
They are related...

Any linguistics and anthropology textbook will confirm it.

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