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Somaliland people share unique culture which different than the rest of Somalis

As people culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people, Somaliland people have same culture which us different than the rest of Somalis. The culture of the people and their way of life made them different than the rest of the Somalis.The culture of the people is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs. While power struggle in Somaliland is through one man one vote, contrary the power struggle in Somalila is through the gun. This is the differences between the two people. Different people in different societies have different culture but they also have some similarities. Culture is the characteristic of group of people defined by everything such as language, religion, lifestyle etc. Culture is the identity of a group of people living in specific place; they have their own sketch of life what the culture says they follow that. Culture is something that is shared that is shared among groups of people. It is not the thing that someone posses it individually. Culture is always transferred through sharing so it mean that for transferring the culture the sharing is must. Culture is social it is not the individual phenomena. It is the product of society and originates and grows through social interaction.

Culture is the common denominator that makes the actions of the individuals understandable to a particular group.Culture is one of the most important and basic concepts of sociology. “Culture is any socially inherited element of the life of man, material and spiritual”. “Culture is an organised body of conventional understanding manifest in art and artifact which persisting through, characterizes a human group. Culture is something adopted, used, believed praised or possessed by more than one person. It depends upon group life for its existence. Culture is not inherited biologically, but learnt socially by man. Culture is capable of being transmitted from one generation to the next. Parents pass on culture traits to their children and they in turn to their children and so on.Culture may thus be conceived of as a kind of stream flowing down through the centuries from one generation to another.Culture provides proper opportunities and prescribes means for the satisfaction of our needs and desires. These needs may be biological or social in nature.Culture determines and guides the varied activities of man.

In fact culture is defined as the process through which human beings satisfy their wants. Cultural elements such as customs, traditions, morals, ideals, values, ideologies, beliefs in practices, philosophies institutions, etc. are not uniform everywhere.Culture defines people’s values, beliefs, and personal interests. Culture is important because it allows people to maintain a unique identity society. Many cultures have common interests, while others may have customs that differ greatly from that of another. Technology has had a huge impact on present day cultures. Many cultures have been altered including my own, and some have been created due to the rise of technology. Cultures differ so greatly that someone belonging to one culture may not agree with the values of another, which then causes social and ethical issues.

Your culture identity is ultimately the group of people that you feel that you identify with. The thought process behind this is known as cultural identity theory. The culture of Somaliland people which is differ than the rest of Somalis made us close to each other, make comprises to each, develop peaceful country, form multi party system based on true democracy. Where the gun speaks louder in Somalia, ballot box speaks louder in Somaliland than anything else. While Somaliland people has adapted one man one vote system almost 15 years, the same is not possible even a decade to come. Guardian news paper described less money has brought more democracy in Somaliland. When considering that democratic governments are meant inherently to represent the will of the people.The world has described Somaliland democracy as a rare model in Africa. The international community spends almost one billion to make peace in Somalia, but the peace in Somaliland has attained free of charge and the reason is the different cultures between the two people. In conclusion, Somaliland people share unique culture which different than the rest of Somalis and this the reason why Somalia is in chaos almost a decade and Somaliland is experiencing peace, democracy and stability

Ismail Lugweyne

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