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 Adan, Ali Mire Awale, 1947
Adopted 1960

Soomaaliyeey toosoo (Somali: Soomaaliyeey toosoo; "Somalia, Wake Up"[1]) was the national anthem of Somalia from July 1, 1960 until 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 Yusuf Haji Adan 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)
Soomaliyeey Toosoo
Toosoo isku tiirsada eey
Hadba kiina taag daraneey
Taageera weligiineey.

Chorus

Sharcigay isku kiin tolayoo
Luuqadaa tu waaxid ahoo
Arligiina taaka ahoo
Kuma kala tegeysaanee
Tiro adhi ah oo dhaxalaa
Sideed laydiin soo tubayoo
Ninba toban la meel marayoo
Cadowgiin idiin talin oo
Tulud geel ah oo dhacan baad
Toogasho u badheedhanee
Ma dhulkeeni oo tegey baan
cidi dhagax u tuurayneey
Qaran aan hubkuu tumayo
Tooreyda dhaafayn oo
Oo aan taar samayn karin
Uur kutaallo weynaa
Hadba waxaan laa ooyaayoo
ilmadu iiga qubaneysaa
Ikhtiyaar 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 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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Somalia - National Anthem". CIA. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  2. ^ Cahoon, Ben. "Somalia". worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  3. ^ Somali Government Archived November 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "The Camel in Somali Oral Tradition" by Axmed Cali Abokor ISBN 91-7106-269-6
  5. ^ "Somalia". nationalanthems.info. 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2018-03-28.

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