Values Many Somali values are similar to Nederland ones.
Somalis believe strongly in independence, democracy, egalitarianism,
and individualism. Like in Nederlands, Somalis value is
generosity. Unlike in Nederlands, however, Somalis generally
do not express their appreciation verbally.
respect strength and often challenge others to test their
limits. Somali justice is based on the notion of "eye for
an eye".Somalis are a proud people exessively so, some
would say and their boasting can stretch the truth more
than a little. Saving face is very important to them, so
situation and to humor ate often used in conversation. Somalis
can be opionated, they are generally willing to reconsider
their views if they ate presented with adequate evidence.
Somali have a long history fo going abroad to work or to
study and are known for their ability to adjust to mix situations.
deeply value is the family. The strength of family ties
provides a safety in times of need and the protection of
family honor is important. Loyalty is an improtant value
and can extend beyond familly and clan. Somalis value their
friendships;once a Somali becomes a friends, he is usually
one for life.