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Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:38 am
by Thuganomics
Awdal aka Zeila
Saaxil aka Berbera
Bendar Qasim aka Bossaso
Xamar aka Muqdisho

Are different names to cater for different people or what

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:50 am
by BigBreak
i dont agree with the first two since saylac is not even part of awdal region now but of salal region while berbera is the main city and capital of the saaxil region

tbh, what other city, town or village in saaxil is as important as berbera?

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:10 am
by Thuganomics
It doesn't matter whether you agree or not that's it's other name

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:12 am
by KingWaslawi
Awdal waa gobol ee magaalo maaha.
Saaxil sidoo kale waa gobol.

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:17 am
by Thuganomics
Awdal waa gobol ee magaalo maaha.
Saaxil sidoo kale waa gobol.
I'm not talking about gobols iyo waaxaa sxb.Just alternative names for these cities
Another one though not strictly a Somali city is:

Harar aka Adari

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:54 am
by whitehartlane
Awdal waa gobol ee magaalo maaha.
Saaxil sidoo kale waa gobol.
I'm not talking about gobols iyo waaxaa sxb.Just alternative names for these cities
Another one though not strictly a Somali city is:

Harar aka Adari

Isnt adari the xabash pronunciation of harar and not entirely a different name like bendar qasim and xamar.. never been to harar but I do love tht city for some unexplained reason

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:59 am
by Thuganomics


Isnt adari the xabash pronunciation of harar and not entirely a different name like bendar qasim and xamar.. never been to harar but I do love tht city for some unexplained reason
A actually it's the other way round.Adari is what Somalis in the old days used to call Herar

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:17 am
by GeoSeven
I know Bender Qaasim was changed to Boosaaso by Siad Barre's to Somalianize it.

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:27 am
by MarsinQorahay
Awdal waa gobol ee magaalo maaha.
Saaxil sidoo kale waa gobol.
I'm not talking about gobols iyo waaxaa sxb.Just alternative names for these cities
Another one though not strictly a Somali city is:

Harar aka Adari

Isnt adari the xabash pronunciation of harar and not entirely a different name like bendar qasim and xamar.. never been to harar but I do love tht city for some unexplained reason
You should visit Herar/ Adari, its a very beautiful old city, and the girls :ahh:

Jigjiga - Faafan.

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:28 am
by Thuganomics
Jigjiga - Faafan.
:lol: :lol:

No way,can somebody else confirm this

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:49 am
by hargaysaay
indho adagaa ninkani waar dee saaxil iyo awdal waa gobol.
waa anigoo ku idhaa hargaysa magaceeda labaad waa maroodijeex

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:54 am
by STARKAST
Ask Siad Barre, all Somali answers lie with him.

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:59 am
by Thuganomics
Ask Siad Barre, all Somali answers lie with him.
That might be the Mantra on your mum's kitchen wall but it has nothing to do with this thread
PS:Tell your mum Afwayne is dead and buried so she can take that shit down now

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:54 am
by MujahidAishah
like HRG use to be known as Herar

Re: Why Do Some Somali Cities Have Two Names

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:03 am
by Thuganomics
like HRG use to be known as Herar
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