How much somali words are of italian origin?

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  1. land owner

    land owner

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    If anybody can list all somali words of italian origin pls list them
     
  2. Waaqo of Punt

    Waaqo of Punt

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    'Suugo' from 'sugo', which means sauce/tomatoe sauce in Italian.
    lol
     
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  3. Tukraq

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    farmaajo
     
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  4. The alchemist

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    Boorso – Borsa (bag)

    Goono – Gonna (skirt)

    Jalaato – Gelato (ice cream)

    Katiinad – Cateena (chain)

    Rajastiin/rajabeeto – reggiseno/reggipetto (bra)

    Foorno – Forno (oven)

    Toosh – Torcia (torch)

    Okayaalo – Occhiali (glasses)

    Kooba diin – Comodino (night table)

    Katabaan – Attaccapanni (coat hanger)

    Armaajo – Armadio(wardrobe)

    Suugo – Sugo (sauce)

    Doorshe Doolshe – Dolce (cake)

    Fargeeto – Forchetta (fork)

    Fiilo – Filo (cord)

    Jaalo – Giallo (yellow)

    Taako – Tacco (heels)
     
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  5. Libaaxseendheer

    Libaaxseendheer JIM PIM

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    Matoor-motor
    Baaskiil-bicycle
     
  6. Apollo

    Apollo Staff Member Moderator

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    How come Somalilanders and Ethiopian Somalis use many of these Italian origin words?
     
  7. saredochani10

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    We don't use most of these words in the north though.

    Fargeeto for fork and jaalo for yellow ? Fiilo. Rajastiin???
     
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  8. Gabz19988

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    Shukumaan - asciugamano
     
  9. The alchemist

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    Maybe it was because Mogadishu before the chaos was the cultural hub and Italian loanwords might have been a sign of sophistication and class and may have become popular in other regions to elevate their social situation. It's is a wild guess, but an observation on the Somali mainstream culture pre-civil war, such as social trends would reveal if it were the case or not.
     
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  10. AdoonkaAlle

    AdoonkaAlle Ragna qowl baa xira, dumarna meher baa xira.

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    katiinad = necklace
    silsilad = chain
     
  11. Som

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    Bekeri = bicchiere (Glass)
    Bastolad = pistola(pistol)
    Plus some football terminology is Italian like rigore=penalty, arbitro=referee.
     
  12. Som

    Som

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    That's definitely true.
    Somalia was also de facto administer in Italian between 1960 and 1972 when the Somali script was developed.
    During this 12 year period the government used mainly Italian , Arabic and English in official matters
     
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