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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby Voltage » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:00 pm

Berbera=place of Berbers=Midieval Arab name for non-Bantu East Africans (Bantus they called Zanj)

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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby cabdallah252 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:02 pm

mogadishu is derived from ''the seat of the king'' in old persian

berbera comes from the word berber (arabs thought of somalis as berbers?)

cabuudwaaq means place of worship (waaq just means god in old somali) Laughing

bosaso is a bastardization of bandar qasiim aka qasiim's town, some say it was the name of qasiim's favourite camel, he was a yemeni businessman

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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby Voltage » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:04 pm

[quote="cabdallah252"]mogadishu is derived from ''the seat of the king'' in old persian

berbera comes from the word berber (arabs thought of somalis as berbers?)

cabuudwaaq means place of worship (waaq just means god in old somali) Laughing

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Why would you rewrite what I wrote?

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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby Jeffrey Dahmer » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:05 pm

[quote="Voltage"]Berbera=place of Berbers=Midieval Arab name for non-Bantu East Africans (Bantus they called Zanj)[/quote]

Not exactly, you cannot say Berbera denotes to place of Berbers. Because Berber is derived from Berbera (incomphrensible cries). I forgot who, but once Muslims captured Maghreb (North Africa), one of the commanders attempted to speak to the locals in Arabic but couldn't understand them. That is why he labeled them Berbers.

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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby Twisted_Logic » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:05 pm

[quote="Voltage"]Berbera=place of Berbers=Midieval Arab name for non-Bantu East Africans (Bantus they called Zanj)[/quote]

This is what i read a while back.

"Apart from the ancient Egyptian records, the only mention of pre-Islamic Somalia was that by the Greek geographers and travelers Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny, Ptolemy and cosmos Indicopleustas who visited the Red Sea coast between Barbaria and its people were Barbars. The name Berber was apparently a corruption of Barbar and, therefore, Barbaria must have been the original homeland of the North African Berbers."

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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby cabdallah252 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:06 pm

kismaayo = place where marehan was massacred


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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby Twisted_Logic » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:09 pm

[quote="cabdallah252"]kismaayo = place where marehan was massacred


in kiswahili Smile[/quote]

Stop the childish qabil games sxb. it is uncalled for

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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby Voltage » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:10 pm

[quote="cabdallah252"]kismaayo = place where marehan was massacred


in kiswahili Smile[/quote]


Good one. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


Jeffrey, look at Twisted's post. Non-Bantu East Africans were called "Barbars" to distinguish them from the Bantu East Africans ("Zanj"). It might have borne as a result of a geographical mix-up (relating to the North African Berbers) but the city's name is derived from this midieval designation of the Somalis.

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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby The_Emperior5 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:41 pm

i wanne know what gabiley means

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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby QansaGabeyle » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:58 pm

Emperior....gebi is a somali word that means cliff I think. I used to know it. Anywau Gebiley probably means the place where there are many cliffs. I am actually interested in visiting that town some day.

For the guy who asked what Jowhar means......Jowhar means jowhar......waa wax sidaan aniga u fahme maska qaarkood habeenkii shitaan to when they want to eat. Waa mythical shit I think.

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Re: Names of somali towns, and cities...?

Postby Somali2003 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:05 pm

Xaliimo Cadey was named after a woman who was a freedom fighter around Kismayo back in the days.

Kismaayo is a Bajuni word. Not Somali


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