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Are All Ethiopians (and other Horn of Africans) Black?

Ethiopian skin colour

Posted by Predator on 2008-03-09 16:13:21

Hi. I have not yet been to Ethiopia, but would like to go there.

I get the impression that the Ethiopians are an olive-skinned race, the same colour as maybe the Lebanese or Syrians. Of course, there is racial mixing, and there are so many different tribes in Ethiopia, which is why the country has so many different languages. However, mostly they do not seem to be Black in the sense that the Nigerian or Cameroon people are Black. Just my thoughts.

Posted by twinfan on 2008-03-23 15:42:01

NO Ehthipoians are NOT all Black. Anyone whose read the Bible knows that just in the story of Sheba and Solomon alone. Anyone who knows anything about Berbers as well would know as well. Hell even the horrific situation in Darfur would tell you it isnt all Black.

The uncomfortable truth for many Blacks is that Africa is NOT the ALL black home paradise that they've been taught ot assume that it is. I think it's predominatly black - certainly. Just not ALL black.

Posted by Salsassin on 2008-03-25 00:50:21

Yeah, Ethiopians are definitely very varied.

Posted by Salsassin on 2008-03-25 00:51:06

Well said.