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    Default Classify these East Africans...Horner? Ethiopian? Or Not?

    Can you tell which of these individuals are Somali, Ethiopian, Maasai, Rendille, Samburu, Rwandan, Kikuyu, Kamba, Taita, none of the above, or all from one particular ethnicity? This might be a trick question meant to show that phenotypes can easily be mistaken.











    I'll reveal the real ethnicities after several responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karey View Post
    Can you tell which of these individuals are Somali, Ethiopian, Maasai, Rendille, Samburu, Rwandan, Kikuyu, Kamba, Taita, none of the above, or all from one particular ethnicity? This might be a trick question meant to show that phenotypes can easily be mistaken.
    You sure made this one hard! I'll take a guess!

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    Masai

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    Kamba

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    Kikuyu

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    Somali

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    Swahili

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    Rwandan Tutsi

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    She gives me a mixed vibe

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    Ethiopian

    I'd be lucky to get one right! LOL

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    Not bad Iron Hand!

    Keep in mind that as far a I know, none of these women are mixed and that one or two of these photos is the same woman at different angles! Also....Don't trust the hair texture, or the outfits that might suggest a particular religious or cultural affiliation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karey View Post
    Can you tell which of these individuals are Somali, Ethiopian, Maasai, Rendille, Samburu, Rwandan, Kikuyu, Kamba, Taita, none of the above, or all from one particular ethnicity? This might be a trick question meant to show that phenotypes can easily be mistaken.
    I'll reveal the real ethnicities after several responses.
    This is probably the hardest classify thread I've seen here. I wasn't even able to cheat by directly google searching the images. You have to be from this region to stand a chance.
    Okay here goes..
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    Maasai? Samburu? Taita?


    Judging by the background looks like a diaspora Ethiopian.


    Difficult one, maybe Kamba?


    Rendille?


    She seems to be dressed like a Muslim but she could be from any of the ethnicities in question. Too difficult..Pass..


    I know she's Rwandan


    Taita? Maybe Maasai/Samburu?? Too hard.


    Could be Swahili or maybe Eritrean so none of the above??
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    Except the last two, all the 6 others can pass as ethnic somali!. Mheshimiwa , the one you call "Rendille" is definitely somali.
    The last two, one is bantu, the other is indian!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaar View Post
    Except the last two, all the 6 others can pass as ethnic somali!. Mheshimiwa , the one you call "Rendille" is definitely somali.
    The last two, one is bantu, the other is indian!.
    She could be Rendille, Samburu, Meru, Borana.
    Somalis don't own the copyrights to that look.
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