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Old 09-06-2016, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Genetic tests have proven that most people in East Africa (meaning Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Djbouti) have varying levels of West Eurasian ancestry from the Near East. The amount varies depending upon ethnic group.

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Old 09-06-2016, 06:59 PM
 
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Judging by the photos, American blacks look the closest to Nigerians, Ghanaian, Kenyans
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:14 PM
 
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There are hundreds of ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Different "looks", different languages and dialects, different ways of life, different cultures, etc.

It amazes me that there are still so many people outside Africa who are unaware of this, which is too bad... the population just topped 1 billion. The people of that continent are no less diverse than the people of any other continent, and in fact, they're genetically more diverse than people anywhere else on earth.
Indeed. Even within the countries borders there are several different ethnic groups that speak totally different languages and have very distinct looks. As for the diversity in looks: Ever see a west African Fulani woman? Or a South African San?
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:51 AM
 
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U know what we don't mixed I mean most of the abbisinians do not mixed but there is 3 kind of exodus (1 )the habashat tribe that comes from yemen (2)jews that comes via Egypt and the (3) is Yemeni jews and these people devided in two tribes tigrina and Amhara but they have one name in common they called habesha and thier occupation of land is till india to north till Egypt
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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Africa is the most diverse continent. What do you expect?
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:54 AM
 
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Genetic tests have proven that most people in East Africa (meaning Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Djbouti) have varying levels of West Eurasian ancestry from the Near East. The amount varies depending upon ethnic group.
Interesting chart.

Not many good posts in this thread, mostly just random opinion without facts. But this is an interesting one...thanks.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:59 AM
 
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For the same reason that Irish people differ considerably from Greeks and Italians (on average). East Africans can look quite different from West Africans. Of course West Africans have lots of diversity within their own groups. Yoruba and Igbo people can be fairly easy to tell apart at times. Not to mention that Central and Southern Africans can be distinctive in their own right.
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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People assume everybody in Sub-Saharan Africa looks the same
Just as dumb as thinking that Everybody in Asia looks the same
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:15 PM
 
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Well, based on U.S. Census classifications, Egyptians are white. Arabs are generally considered white under U.S. Census.
Hota Kotb, co-host of the NBC "Today" morning television show, has Egyptian parents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hota_Kotb
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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Hota Kotb, co-host of the NBC "Today" morning television show, has Egyptian parents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hota_Kotb
Hoda Kotb could be considered somewhat racially ambiguous by U.S. standards. She clearly dyes and straightens her hair, and would probably be considered mixed race if she did not.

A better example of an Egyptian who "passes for white" is Rami Malek, who is from a Copt family (meaning he likely has no Arab ancestry). IIRC one of his great-grandparents is Greek, but that probably didn't influence his looks much.

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