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Should I capitalize culture in the following sentence?

I am proud to share Somali culture with the community.

I know that proper nouns should be capitalized, but culture seems to be a generic noun with a proper modifier. Hence, I am unsure of what to do.

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No, you shouldn't capitalize culture –  Armen Ծիրունյան Jul 14 '12 at 19:58
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Nor should you capitalize on culture. –  cornbread ninja 麵包忍者 Jul 14 '12 at 20:01
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As you said, "culture [is] a generic noun with a proper modifier". In such cases, as long as the generic noun is not part of the proper name (i.e. part of the name Somali), you should not capitalize it.

I am proud to share Somali culture with the community.

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