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So if anyone has ever been to any African country, you'll know that within each country there is a tribal language people speak and then the lingua franca is the language of the old colonizer....or Arabic (because all Egyptians are African....anyway) In each country there are hundreds of languages, for example according to google there are 500 languages in Nigeria, South Africa has a measly 35. But the languages are separated by tribes and are so different the tribes have to speak the European language to communicate. This leads to a lot of friction and divide because loyalty is to the tribe, not the country, and some of the tribes are REALLY BIG, like millions of people.

So I say all that to say, it was hard for me to grasp how these tribes disliked eachother so much. It's like, hey your all living in the same country, get along and move on. But I think this tribal nature is happening in America and It wouldn't shock me if in 10 years people identified as Californian over ...

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