Where Did Word Somali Come from

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According to Somalis they said the word originates from "Soomaal" Soo Maal , which litterly translates to go milk the livestock , which never made no sense to me and believe there is another meaning for it.
 

Dalmoor

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Imma tell what I heard;

There are those who say the word came from

Soomaal= soo + maal

It means go and milk as most somalis kept livestocks

There are others who say it came from

Samaale? (Father of somali people) or Dir people? @Daughter of samaale :mybusiness:


Basically somalis were divided into two

Biyo+maal not biimal(clan) and soo+maal

Those who depended mostly on fishing as they neared the ocean

Soo + maal(xoolo dhaqato) nomads basically

I hope you got it @abdiwarrior :samwelcome:
 

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Soomaal the name is from the Arab forefather,Cismaan , that was his real name. He arrived from Yemen in the 9th century. He was a man rich in livestock, so he was wealthy , one of the arabic word for wealthy is dhawamaal. Later cause of human corruption, the word became Zowmaal. Since the dh in Arabic is very similar in pronounciation to the z in English. Eventually the dh/z became s and thus Soomaal.
 
Somaali derives from ismacili it derives from ismacil jabarti, darood's father. Its first use was in futuh alhabesh(conquest of ethiopia) before then the people were called berber.

Soo gal and add your 2 cents prof @James Dahl
 
Imma tell what I heard;

There are those who say the word came from

Soomaal= soo + maal

It means go and milk as most somalis kept livestocks

There are others who say it came from

Samaale? (Father of somali people) or Dir people? @Daughter of samaale :mybusiness:


Basically somalis were divided into two

Biyo+maal not biimal(clan) and soo+maal

Those who depended mostly on fishing as they neared the ocean

Soo + maal(xoolo dhaqato) nomads basically

I hope you got it @abdiwarrior :samwelcome:
How does one even maal biyo its not an animal?
 

Dalmoor

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How does one even maal biyo its not an animal?
What animal are you talking about?:shookgabre:

Ever heard maal as wealth? Or even kheyradka badda or resources? As biyomaal:ayaanswag:

maal can either be a noun or a verb, when it's a noun it's wealth, but when it's a verb it is the act of milking/(milking). That's the difference
How about Somali part without a A
You may go back to my 1st reply then
 
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