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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby Warsan_Star_Muslimah » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:19 pm

You know I LOVE the name Saylac-Zeila.

Cadale - means Cadey Leh, they have the traditional Somali toothbrushes and according to my mum you see it before you reach the Town.

Adan Yabal - named after a man

Caddow Uul - Uul means dark pitch black, and Caddow comes from Cad - light. Don't know the story behind that name, Addow told me what Uul meant.

Xamar - Probably means 'gold' since the sand is whiteish/gold, but who knows maybe centuries ago it was reddish. :?

Would love to know the meaning/names behind; Afgooye, Jowhar, Mahadweyen, Balcad, Marka and Baydhabo.

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby Addoow » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:29 pm

Wanle-Weyn(My Dads Hometown) Basically means Big Ram....I dont know where that name came from.there is also another variation which says wanle is a maay word for Milk,so wanle-weyn is a place with abundant Milk.

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby Navy9 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:58 pm

Thanks guys :up:



Warsan,

Well, have you ever seen an area like the one below:

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby Navy9 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:00 pm

Banadir: is plural of Bandar which means port in Persian and in the past the whole coastal region of Somalia was referred as Banadir!

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby VybzKartel » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:42 pm

Xamar means light and it is in reference to the city's light colored sand.

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby ibrahimcw » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:48 pm

that picture of the camels and the red sand is Caabudwaaq, it portrays the exact meaning of Galgaduud where Caabudwaaq is located.

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby Enemy_Of_Mad_Mullah » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:54 pm

what about dhuusamareeb :lol:

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby Navy9 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:17 pm

Thanks Kartel.



Enemy_Of_Mad_Mullah wrote:what about dhuusamareeb :lol:


Hey, what does Gabiley mean?

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby Navy9 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:44 pm

ibrahimcw wrote:that picture of the camels and the red sand is Caabudwaaq, it portrays the exact meaning of Galgaduud where Caabudwaaq is located.



I read the word Ximan (Himan) is the area under Mudug and galgaduud, what does Ximan mean & how is galgaduud read: is Gal*Gaduud or Galga*Duud?

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby ToughGong » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:21 pm

Bulo Xaar contaray to popuar believe has nothing to do with feaces
Rather it's to do with the heat of the location Xararad (temprature)

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby Navy9 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:51 am

Thanks Seemeyer, well haar (in arabic) does mean hot! and Ha*rarah means temperature.



Enemy:

Wanna read a speculation of what Dosa-mareeb mean? If you divide the name into two parts: "Dosa/Dusa" is the name of a clan from the tribe of Zahran who historically dwelled/dwells in Southern Saudia/Yemen whereas Mareeb/Ma*reeb/Ma'rib is the name of a well known dam in Yemen and city of Ma'rib was the capital at one point. It's like in the west, there was York in England and then immigrants named their new home by New York!

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Re: Somali inhabited Cities/Towns?

Postby ibrahimcw » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:04 am

Navy9 wrote:Enemy:

Wanna read a speculation of what Dosa-mareeb mean? If you divide the name into two parts: "Dosa/Dusa" is the name of a clan from the tribe of Zahran who historically dwelled/dwells in Southern Saudia/Yemen whereas Mareeb/Ma*reeb/Ma'rib is the name of a well known dam in Yemen and city of Ma'rib was the capital at one point. It's like in the west, there was York in England and then immigrants named their new home by New York!

very intresting :up: :lol:


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