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Old 8th December 2020, 06:42 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by TVV
...more precisely the Issa tribe, as well as the time period to the early 20th century.
This is mostly pedantic, but I can hear my Somali teacher yelling when I read this. The Issa are a clan ("qabil" is the Somali word), not a tribe. There is only one Somali tribe.

...that said a lot of young Somalis in the diaspora will use the term "tribe" for "qabil" also. But my teacher was very, very adamant about this.

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