Swahili people from Stanleyville (now Kisangani in D.R. Congo): These Waswahili are originally from Zanzibar. Most people made no distinction between the Omani Swahili speaking Arabs from Zanzibar and the Waswahili from Zanzibar that was living in Congo at the time. So they were all called Arabs. Waswahili were referred to as Arabs mainly by Europeans and sometimes both Omanis and Zanzibari were referred to as “Ngwana” by the local population. The “Baswahili/Muswahili” identity was introduced later on in Congo’s history
Is this not all the same if a black african girl were to be dating someone from the Middle East? It's all the same stuff, isn't it?