|English: Somalia, Wake Up|
Former national anthem of Somalia
|Lyrics||Ali Mire Awale|
|Music||Ali Mire Awale, 1947|
|Relinquished||August 1, 2012|
|Succeeded by||"Qolobaa Calankeed"|
"Soomaaliyeey toosoo" (Somali: Soomaaliyeey toosoo; "Somalia, Wake Up") was the national anthem of Somalia from 2000 until August 2012. It was adopted by the Transitional National Government, replacing the unnamed former national anthem.
"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. However, some sources suggest that it was written by Yusuf Haji Adan, 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.
|Original Somali lyrics (1947)||Arabic lyrics|
English translation of chorus
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- Stop fighting each other
- Come back with strength and joy and do be friends again
- It's time to look forward and take command
- Defeat your enemies and unite once again.
- become strong again and again
- History of Somalia
- Flag of Somalia
- National anthem of Somalia (1960–2000)
- Qolobaa Calankeed, the national anthem 2012–present
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