Soomaaliyeey toosoo

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Soomaaliyeey toosoo
English: Somalia, Wake Up
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National anthem of  Somalia
Lyrics Ali Mire Awale
Music Yusuf Haji Aden, Ali Mire Awale, 1947
Adopted 2000
Relinquished 2012
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Soomaaliyeey toosoo (Somali: Soomaaliyeey toosoo; "Somalia, Wake Up"[1]) was the national anthem of Somalia from 2000 to 2012. It was succeeded by Qolobaa Calankeed, which was adopted in August 2012.[2]

History[edit]

Soomaaliyeey toosoo is a well-known Somali song that dates from the early 1940s. According to the Somali government, it was written by Ali Mire Awale in 1947.[3] However, some sources suggest that it was written by Ali Mire Awale and Yusuf Haji Adan[4] sometime in the 1940s.

It was sung to mark independence day on July 1, 1960, and was regularly performed by children in the mornings at schools. Soomaaliyeey toosoo was officially adopted in 2000.[5]

On August 2012, following the endorsement of Somalia's new Provisional Constitution, Soomaaliyeey toosoo was replaced as the national anthem by Qolobaa Calankeed.

Lyrics[edit]

Original Somali lyrics (1947)

Soomaaliyeey toosoo
Toosoo isku tiirsada ee
Hadba kiina taagdaranee
Taageera waligiinee

Idinkaysu tookhaayoo
Idinkaysu taamaayee
Aadamuhu tacliin barayoo
Waddankiisa taamyeeloo

Sharcigaa isku kiin tolayoo
Luuqadaa tuwaaxid ahoo
Arligiina taaka ahoo
Kuma kala tegeysaan oo

Tiro ari ah oo dhaxalaa
Sideed laydin soo tubayoo
Ninba toban la meel marayoo
Cadowgiin idiin talin oo

Tuldo geel ah oo dhacan baad
Toogasho u badheedhanee
Ma dhulkaas dhanee tegeybaan
Ninna dhagax u tuurayn

Qaran aan hubkuu tumayo
Tooreyda dhaafayn
Oo aan taar samayn karin
Uur kutaallo weynaa

Hadba waxaan la taahaayoo
Togagga uga qaylshaa
Nin dalkiisii cadow taaboo
U tol waayey baan ahayee

Hadba waxaan laa ooyaayoo
Oo ilmadu iiga qubaneysaa
Iqtiyaar nin loo diidoo
La addoon sadaan ahayee

English translation of chorus[edit]

Somalis wake up,
Wake up and support each other
Support your country
Support them forever.
Stop fighting each other
Come back with strength and joy and be friends again
It's time to look forward and take command
Defeat your enemies and unite once again.
become strong again and again

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