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The origins of these sheep
I am no expert on sheep, but I have taken it upon my self to make some edits here. This may seem like a rant disproportionate of the subject of sheep, but when I searched for Damara sheep on google I found countless duplicates of this flawed article, and of the claims made in it.
The article says that Damara sheep originate from Hamites of Eastern-Asia and Egypt. Is there a breed of sheep called Hamites? No. What is implied here is the people called Hamites (Usage of the word Hamites is defunct. Read the article: Hamitic).
I doubt that the origins of these sheep have been studied in such scientific detail as to make the claims that they moved from Egypt to southern Africa. They could very well have moved the other way. We cannot even be that specific about the movements of human beings, let alone that of sheep. Give the Himba and Tjimba rightful credit for breeding these sheep. - Ezeu 02:18, 22 August 2005 (UTC)
Sheep are not native to Southern Africa. There are no wild sheep in Africa at all. Domestic sheep are considered to have developed from wild asian varieties. The generally accepted model for their migration into Africa is via Egypt ca. 500AD by pastoralists. Therefore, the claims are actually most likely valid. 22.214.171.124 11:46, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
- I see. Thanks for the clarification. --Ezeu 07:48, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
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