YIBIR GIRL

Calgary, Canada

#24 Apr 30, 2013
yo STOP LYING(B), because they don't like u.
not because your YIBIR DHUUNI I CALL THEM YIBIR,
AND YOU I CALL U (Habar lanacay) feel me we are the same blood sister if you are YIBIR OR JILIB. I HAVE YIBIR FRIENDS IN BACK HOME AND OUT, ASK YOU SELF THERE IS HAWIYE AND DAROOD KILLING EACH
OTHERS AT LEAST NO ONE KILL U BECAUSE U ARE YIBIR
YIBIR GIRL

Calgary, Canada

#25 Apr 30, 2013
Somaliland3R wrote:
What's Yibir? Never heard of such thing. Maybe they never heard of it they hate it. Ignorance.
IS A Tribe, they in the sea I thing we call them YIBIRI,
I don't know how they become human, remember the YIBIRI that LIQAY the Nabi, they are the same blood line. lol
there is no tribe call yibir.- Yibir is greedy is what YIBIR MEAN TO
me and millions of people feel me on this.

a person who like to eat every thing or greedy is callED (YIBIR)
YIBIR is not tribe. it was 1000 years ago when one of the SOMALIAN
MAN DIDN'T WANNA SHARE THE FOOD. THEY CALL HIM YIBIR,
U CAME FROM GREEDY FAMILY IS WHAT IT MEAN, YIBIR IS NOT TRIBE LIKE HAWIYE OR DAAROD THEY WHERE ONE OF THE HAWIYE OR DAAROW.
HE WASNT YIBIR DAY ONE, WHEN HE BECOME GREEDY HE BECOME YIBIR AND HIS FAMILY WILL BE YIBIRS, SO STOP BEEN IGNORANCE LEAR MORE

GREEDY PEOPLE WE DO NOT LIKE THEM OR LOVE THEM-
IF SOME ONE TELLS U, THAT HE IS A GREEDY OR YIBIR EVEN CAWED,WE DO NOT WELL COME.
Magnus Cerebrum

Croydon, UK

#26 May 1, 2013
YIBIR GIRL wrote:
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IS A Tribe, they in the sea I thing we call them YIBIRI,
I don't know how they become human, remember the YIBIRI that LIQAY the Nabi, they are the same blood line. lol
there is no tribe call yibir.- Yibir is greedy is what YIBIR MEAN TO
me and millions of people feel me on this.
a person who like to eat every thing or greedy is callED (YIBIR)
YIBIR is not tribe. it was 1000 years ago when one of the SOMALIAN
MAN DIDN'T WANNA SHARE THE FOOD. THEY CALL HIM YIBIR,
U CAME FROM GREEDY FAMILY IS WHAT IT MEAN, YIBIR IS NOT TRIBE LIKE HAWIYE OR DAAROD THEY WHERE ONE OF THE HAWIYE OR DAAROW.
HE WASNT YIBIR DAY ONE, WHEN HE BECOME GREEDY HE BECOME YIBIR AND HIS FAMILY WILL BE YIBIRS, SO STOP BEEN IGNORANCE LEAR MORE
GREEDY PEOPLE WE DO NOT LIKE THEM OR LOVE THEM-
IF SOME ONE TELLS U, THAT HE IS A GREEDY OR YIBIR EVEN CAWED,WE DO NOT WELL COME.
the prophet yunus a.s i think was swallowed by a giant whale and its NOT called yibir its NIBIRI , it begins with a N not a Y !

Yibir is clan and they are descended from ancient israelites that settled in somalia BEFORE somalis were even muslim ! yibir is actually the word Yibro pronounced wrong and YIBRO derives from the jewish word Hebrew/Hibro ! the reason somali muslims hate them is because they are of jewish lineage and use to practice jewish magic !

that greedy /dead animal sheeko is a geel jire fairy tale ! do you actually believe a whole a tribe was hated because there ancestors were greedy hahaha if so then there would've been a hell of a lot of somali Yibirs hahaha.

Somalis should acknowledge gabooye/yibir as their equals and brothers ! its 2013 we should abolish caste system for the good of the people AND COUNTRY , REAL TALK !
Inquisitive Farax

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#27 May 1, 2013
Take a DNA test.

See if you carry haplogroup E1b1b or T1. If you do, you may qualify as Somali.

But if you don't, you are simply not Somali.
Perfect Answer

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#28 Jun 15, 2013
Zubaydah94 wrote:
Hey, I am a 18 yr old somali girl. At first glance somali people would be welcoming and warm and they'd have no problem with me. But as soon as I tell them I'm from the Yibir tribe, their persona changes to mean, nasty and crude. I have done nothing to them yet I am pelted with so many insults and rejection. They have no reason to hate me. They say im a dirty jew but here's the thing, my family has been muslims for centuries. Also I dont have many somali friends because their parents warn them about me and who i am. there's nothing to warn about.
so here is my question.
Why? why? why do you guys hate us so much? are we not of the same blood as you? are we not worthy?
You have a right and no one can deny that
You are a somali just like Darood Isaaq Hawyie Dir no any differs what you ever.

“Big cats don't cry!”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#29 Jun 15, 2013
Zubaydah94 wrote:
Why? why? why do you guys hate us so much?
Aka TheHassanAbdi because you're a closeted khaniis, mentally fckd up, and a waste of life!..how is your study of Judaism coming along?
odey

Fort Mcmurray, Canada

#30 Jun 15, 2013
Zubaydah94 wrote:
Hey, I am a 18 yr old somali girl. At first glance somali people would be welcoming and warm and they'd have no problem with me. But as soon as I tell them I'm from the Yibir tribe, their persona changes to mean, nasty and crude. I have done nothing to them yet I am pelted with so many insults and rejection. They have no reason to hate me. They say im a dirty jew but here's the thing, my family has been muslims for centuries. Also I dont have many somali friends because their parents warn them about me and who i am. there's nothing to warn about.
so here is my question.
Why? why? why do you guys hate us so much? are we not of the same blood as you? are we not worthy?
Yibir are extinct. Yibir kulahaa. Which part of Somalia do they live?... liar.
Yasira

Uddevalla, Sweden

#31 Jul 24, 2013
Interesting wallahi, If that so I want to marry a yibir man. btw are they goodlooking?
PuntldGeezer PIS

London, UK

#32 Jul 24, 2013
Zubaydah94 wrote:
Hey, I am a 18 yr old somali girl. At first glance somali people would be welcoming and warm and they'd have no problem with me. But as soon as I tell them I'm from the Yibir tribe, their persona changes to mean, nasty and crude. I have done nothing to them yet I am pelted with so many insults and rejection. They have no reason to hate me. They say im a dirty jew but here's the thing, my family has been muslims for centuries. Also I dont have many somali friends because their parents warn them about me and who i am. there's nothing to warn about.
so here is my question.
Why? why? why do you guys hate us so much? are we not of the same blood as you? are we not worthy?
I marry you I don't care about your sub clan.
Sheikh Voodoo

Melbourne, Australia

#33 Jul 25, 2013
Yasira wrote:
Interesting wallahi, If that so I want to marry a yibir man. btw are they goodlooking?
.....and this
Yasira wrote:
jews are the enemy of islam. And a true, strong muslim dont cling on these jews.
Yibir are Israelites and the word Yibir means Hebrew. They still practice Jewish customs and were forcefully converted to Islam.
King of the Horn

London, UK

#34 Jul 25, 2013
Yibir's are not even really Jewish, but a bunch of Ethiopian Habash who are trying to infiltrate Somalia.
Yasira

Uddevalla, Sweden

#35 Jul 25, 2013
They are muslims because they mixed with somalis. I know a madhiban boy and he is the most religious guy I ever seen. So this got nothing to do with having israeli heritage
majerteen boy

Columbus, OH

#36 Jul 26, 2013
yibir waa langaab iyo midgo

yibir can never claim somali, they are yahuud

kaleb yaho
asc wr wb

Edmonton, Canada

#37 Aug 6, 2013
Zubaydah94 wrote:
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I don't even know what you're talking about. You're so pathetic.
subayda i am yibir my father dead long time ago i don know my tribe please can you tell me thanks subayda

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#39 Dec 30, 2013
I hate rascists.

Since: Dec 13

Europe

#40 Dec 30, 2013
Ma ahan qabiil an garanayo xitta hal qof oo ka mid ah lkn ma ahan markii iigu horeysay. Wanka xumahay in lagu heybsoocay somali wa somali cid cid ka sareysa ma jirto allah dadka wa simay. Sorry in dhibkas ku garay wanag bdn ayn ku rajeyna
Lulu

London, UK

#41 Feb 25, 2014
Zubaydah94 wrote:
Hey, I am a 18 yr old somali girl. At first glance somali people would be welcoming and warm and they'd have no problem with me. But as soon as I tell them I'm from the Yibir tribe, their persona changes to mean, nasty and crude. I have done nothing to them yet I am pelted with so many insults and rejection. They have no reason to hate me. They say im a dirty Jew but here's the thing, my family has been muslims for centuries. Also I dont have many Somali friends because their parents warn them about me and who i am. there's nothing to warn about.
so here is my question.
Why? why? why do you guys hate us so much? are we not of the same blood as you? are we not worthy?


Hi Hun...Am sorry you feel like this and I hate to say but Am shame to call myself a Somalian. I hope I can reassure you that we not all the same and that there are some amazing ppl us are around too.
Lulu

London, UK

#42 Feb 25, 2014
Hi Hun...Am sorry you feel like this and I hate to say but Am shame to call myself a Somalian. I hope I can reassure you that we not all the same and that there are some amazing People us are around too.
Sheikh Voodoo

Melbourne, Australia

#43 Feb 25, 2014
King of the Horn wrote:
Yibir's are not even really Jewish, but a bunch of Ethiopian Habash who are trying to infiltrate Somalia.
Yasira wrote:
They are muslims because they mixed with somalis. I know a madhiban boy and he is the most religious guy I ever seen. So this got nothing to do with having israeli heritage
No one is disputing that they are Muslims today, but their heritage is Ethiopian Jews. Are the Yibirs and Madhibans the same people?

Ethiopian Jews in Somalia: Tracing remnants of the Yibir.

The Yibir in Somalia is one of the few known Muslim communities worldwide that maintains Jewish descent. The community is small and tightly knitted, numbering not more than thirty thousand. The name Yibir, also pronounced Yibro and Yahar, simply means Hebrews.

Despite the wide array of research on African communities of Jewish descent, the Yibir have received minimum interest from academicians. No significant studies have been conducted on the group making the Yibir one of the most forgotten world populations.

For at least eight centuries, the Yibir have lived amongst the pastoralist populations of Northern Somalia. There, the populations are divided into different clan groupings. A strict caste system traditionally organizes the clans into a fixed hierarchy of noble to inferior. Being one of the lowest castes, the Yibir constitute one of the poorest populations in Somalia, if not the poorest.

Furthermore, the Yibir are not considered as ethnic-Somalis, or Samaale; instead, they are traditionally classified as Sab, i.e. the ethnic category that encompasses migrant and smaller groups of low castes.(Other Sab groups include the Muuse, a small group of Arabic ancestry; the Tumaal and the Madhibaan, small clans of ambiguous roots ancestrally related to the Yibir; and the Bantu, migrant populations primarily from central Africa). Accordingly, the Yibir are seen as inferior and landless. A popular Somali myth presents the Yibir as wondering scavengers of human carcasses. Samaale clans of higher castes shrug from the Yibir and do not conventionally intermarry with them; as a result, the Yibir mostly marry within their own community.

As a low caste, the Yibir do not traditionally practice herding and are prevented by local customs from owning livestock or land. For most of their history, they made their living by doing low-wage menial labor and housemaid work for other clans. They are also associated with leatherwork occupations, such as tanning hides and handcrafts involving the making of saddles, amulets and prayer mats. The Yibir are also well known for their skill in blacksmithery, in making iron tools and weaponry.

Historically, the Yibir have practiced a diversity of peddling trades such as folk medicine, spirituality and magic. Although considered a low caste, and in light of the scarcity of modern medical services in contemporary Somalia, Yibir healers and medicine-men provided the clan communities with indispensable folk medical services. As part of their traditional professional practices, they made and sold varieties of herbal medicines, performed traditional surgery involving circumcision, and specialized in the treatment of bone fractures. Midwifery is a popular Yibir specialization.

By tradition, Somalis believe that the Yibir possess dangerous supernatural powers. Taking advantage of this belief, Yibir spiritualists performed a variety of protection rituals for pay. Although they used Quranic scriptures in their rituals, research has indicated that the rituals encompass a range of seemingly pre-Islamic pagan traditions.

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Sheikh Voodoo

Melbourne, Australia

#44 Feb 25, 2014
An old cultural tradition entitles Somalis to pay a fee to the Yibir, called samanyo, as retribution for the death of one of the Yibir’s historic leaders. If the fee is not paid, Somalis believed that the Yibir would curse them. The story associated with this tradition involves a Yibir leader, named Mohamed Hanif, who is said to have ruled northern Somalia centuries ago. While one version of the narrative describe him as not being a true Muslim, another identifies him as a pagan. Upon arriving to the northern parts of the country, the Somali holy man Sharif Yusuf–who is considered as one of the founders of Islam in Somalia–quarreled with Mohamed Hanif. The two decided to settle their disagreement in a showdown of spiritual power. Since Sharif Yusuf was supposedly truer to his religion, he defeated Mohamed Hanif. In course of the confrontation, Mohamed Hanif was also killed.

Worth mentioning is the once secret language of the Yibir. In the early 20th century, John W. C. Krik, who authored one of the most valuable works on the historic and linguistic heritage of Somalia, reported;

Yibirs and Midgans [i.e. a tribe closely related to the Yibir] are both very jealous of their languages, and keep them a secret from other Somalis, although all speak the common language of the country, namely Somali. There are, I believe, no Somalis who know anything of either dialect, and while I was having my interviews with these people, they were very particular not to allow any Somali within hearing, our conversations having to be carried on in the latter’s language.

Within the last few decades, as Somalia steadily urbanized, such traditional Yibir trades involving spirituality and folk medicine lost their demand in Somali society and became unprofitable. And although originally from the northern parts of the country, economic and social pressures pushed the Yibir to different urban centers of Somalia.

While some Yibir succeeded in finding menial work in urban centers, a significant minority have become full-time beggars. Recently, Somali Minority Rights & Aid Forum ranked the Yibir as one of the “Most socially excluded groups in Somalia”. Studies indicate that the Yibir are excluded from almost all available social services, such as education and health care. Particularly in rural areas, the Yibir, often more than any other minority are exposed to extreme forms of abuse and suffer from dire poverty.

Origins

In 2000, New York Times journalist Ian Fisher conducted a breakthrough interview with the Yibir community leader Sultan Ahmed Jama. The Sultan was not secretive about his Hebraic heritage and indicated that the prejudice his people experience in Somalia essentially goes back to their Israelite heritage. He also pointed out that members of the community –particularly the youth– are often ashamed of their Yibir identity as a low caste. Accordingly, they often identify with other clans of higher castes.

Yibir folklore suggests that the community’s ancestors converted from Judaism to Islam in the thirteenth century. Since scholars believe that Sharif Yusuf lived in the early thirteenth century, the events of the traditional narrative, involving the Sharif and the Yibir leader Mohamed Hanif, would accordingly date to the same century.

And although the name Mohamed Hanif is evidently Muslim, it is perhaps possible that the Yibir did not entirely abandon Judaism until Sharif Yusuf subjugated them. In any case, and as indicated, Somali traditions claim that Mohamed Hanif was not a true Muslim and seem to suggest that he was of a different religion.

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