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18 Things Habesha People Shamelessly Love

Big hearts, bigger foreheads.

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1. Mangos, in all their delicious iterations.

Mango juice is the key to a Habesha person's heart.
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Mango juice is the key to a Habesha person's heart.

2. Congregating at Hookah Bars.

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Nothing bonds a group of Habesha youths quite like shisha.

3. Arguing about whether shiro is garbage or heaven-sent.

This may be one of the most polarizing debates of all time. Where do you stand?
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This may be one of the most polarizing debates of all time. Where do you stand?

4. Drinking approximately 5 cups of shai per day.

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It pairs nicely with auntie gossip.

5. Listening to jazz music.

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If it's saxophone-related, Habesha people are here for it.

6. Bonding over the abrasive but hilarious lectures we get from our parents.

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Why are all our parents exactly the same?!

7. Devouring injera.

Blood type: awaze
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Blood type: awaze

8. Garlic. Lots of garlic.

I'll take my tsebhi with extra extra extra extra extra garlic, thank you.
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I'll take my tsebhi with extra extra extra extra extra garlic, thank you.

9. CNN

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Thanksgiving? Baby shower? Graduation Party? No matter the occasion, CNN is probably on a TV screen close by.

10. Serving lasagna at major functions.

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After the Italians invaded in the 1930s, they left behind this culinary staple. You're sure to find it at most Habesha celebrations.

11. Showing up to each other's houses unannounced.

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This is probably why our parents threatened us any time we made even minor messes at home.

12. Coffee, anytime.

Buna and chill?
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Buna and chill?

13. Never getting rid of any personal possessions because they can be sent back home.

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"Don't get rid of that purse, we can send it to auntie Makeda!"

14. Shooting music videos in open fields.

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15. Getting crazy at weddings.

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Are you really dancing if someone doesn't stick a $10 bill on your forehead?

16. Making their children feel guilty for not being doctors by age 12.

"When I was your age, I had 3 PhDs."
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"When I was your age, I had 3 PhDs."

17. Shooting their shot at you while you're just minding your business.

"Boyfriend alesh?"
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"Boyfriend alesh?"

18. Displaying intense nationalism and an unwavering obsession with our rich cultures.

*Eskistas into the sunset*
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*Eskistas into the sunset*

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