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The 46 Somali words for camel

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aaran "young camels who are no longer sucklings"

abeer or ameer "female camel that has not given birth"

afkuxuuble "miscarried camel fetus"

awr "male pack camel"

awradhale "camel that always gives birth to he-camels; stud-camel that always breeds male camels"

baarfuran "female camel that is not used as a pack camel"

baarqab "stud camel"

baatir "mature female camel that has had no offspring"

baloolley "she-camel without calf that will or will not give milk depending on her mood"

buub "young unbroken male camel"

caddaysimo "unloaded pack camel; unpoisoned arrow"

caggabbaruur "lion cub; young camel"

cashatab "female camel that has stopped giving milk or failed to conceive when it was supposed to"

cayuun "camel sp."

daandheer "strong camel of the herd"

duq "old female camel; old woman"

dhaan "camel loaded with water vessels"

dhoocil "bull camel; naughty boy/girl"

farruud or qarruud "mature male camels; elders"

garruud "old male camels; old people"

geel "camel"

gool "fat camel"

guubis or guumis "first-born male camel"

gulaal "male camel unable to project the gland in his mouth; person with hesitant or stammering speech"

guran "herd of camels no longer giving milk that are kept far from dwelling areas"

gurgurshaa "calm, docile pack-camel which can be loaded with delicate items" [from gurgur to carry things one by one]

hal "female camel"

hayin "tame pack camel; [atr.] docile; [ext.] simple, uncomplicated"

irmaan "dairy camels"

kareeb "mother camel kept apart from her young

koron "gelded camel"

labakurusle "two humped camel [lit. two-camelhump-er]"

luqmalliigle "young camel"

mandhoorey "lead ~ best camel in the herd"

nirig "camel foal"

rati "male camel"

qaalin "young camel"

qaan "young camel ~ camels"

qawaar "old she camel"

qoorqab "uncastrated male (camel etc.)"

qurbac "young male camel"

rakuub "riding camel (from Arabic)"

ramag or ramad "she camel who has recently given birth"

sidig "one of two female camels suckling the same infant"

tulud "one's one and only camel"

xagjir "milk-producing camel that is partially milked (two udders for human consumption; two for its calf)"



Source. Do you know any others? :)

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"Carrab dheer geedo laac" loolz ...Waa sida dhalaanka reer magaalku ugu yeedhi jireene.

Gurgur-qaad = Ratiga aadka u layliyan , marka reerku guurayaan waxa la saaraa alaabta u nugul inay jabto. kolkolna dadka nugul sida duqayda iyo dhalaanka.

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every nation has rich and diverse words for things that are essential to their culture, here is an example of the Eskimos words for snow which for us is only Baraf but to them it has 100 names.

The Eskimos' Hundred Words for Snow


by Phil James


tlapa powder snow

tlacringit snow that is crusted on the surface

kayi drifting snow

tlapat still snow

klin remembered snow

naklin forgotten snow

tlamo snow that falls in large wet flakes

tlatim snow that falls in small flakes

tlaslo snow that falls slowly

tlapinti snow that falls quickly

kripya snow that has melted and refrozen

tliyel snow that has been marked by wolves

tliyelin snow that has been marked by Eskimos

blotla blowing snow

pactla snow that has been packed down

hiryla snow in beards

wa-ter melted snow

tlayinq snow mixed with mud

quinaya snow mixed with Husky shit

quinyaya snow mixed with the shit of a lead dog

slimtla snow that is crusted on top but soft underneath

kriplyana snow that looks blue in the early morning

puntla a mouthful of snow because you fibbed

allatla baked snow

fritla fried snow

gristla deep fried snow

MacTla snow burgers

jatla snow between your fingers or toes, or in groin-folds

dinliltla little balls of snow that cling to Husky fur

sulitlana green snow

mentlana pink snow

tidtla snow used for cleaning

ertla snow used by Eskimo teenagers for exquisite erotic rituals

kriyantli snow bricks

hahatla small packages of snow given as gag gifts

semtla partially melted snow

ontla snow on objects

intla snow that has drifted indoors

shlim slush

warintla snow used to make Eskimo daiquiris

mextla snow used to make Eskimo Margaritas

penstla the idea of snow

mortla snow mounded on dead bodies

ylaipi tomorrow's snow

nylaipin the snows of yesteryear ("neiges d'antan")

pritla our children's snow

nootlin snow that doesn't stick

rotlana quickly accumulating snow

skriniya snow that never reaches the ground

bluwid snow that's shaken down from objects in the wind

tlanid snow that's shaken down and then mixes with sky-falling snow

ever-tla a spirit made from mashed fermented snow, popular among Eskimo men

talini snow angels

priyakli snow that looks like it's falling upward

chiup snow that makes halos

blontla snow that's shaken off in the mudroom

tlalman snow sold to German tourists

tlalam snow sold to American tourists

tlanip snow sold to Japanese tourists

protla snow packed around caribou meat

attla snow that as it falls seems to create nice pictures in the air

sotla snow sparkling with sunlight

tlun snow sparkling with moonlight

astrila snow sparkling with starlight

clim snow sparkling with flashlight or headlight

tlapi summer snow

krikaya snow mixed with breath

ashtla expected snow that's wagered on (depth, size of flakes)

huantla special snow rolled into "snow reefers" and smoked by wild Eskimo youth

tla-na-na snow mixed with the sound of old rock and roll from a portable radio

depptla a small snowball, preserved in Lucite, that had been handled by Johnny Depp

trinkyi first snow of the year

tronkyin last snow of the year

shiya snow at dawn

katiyana night snow

tlinro snow vapor

nyik snow with flakes of widely varying size

ragnitla two snowfalls at once, creating moire patterns

akitla snow falling on water

privtla snow melting in the spring rain

chahatlin snow that makes a sizzling sound as it falls on water

hootlin snow that makes a hissing sound as the individual flakes brush

geltla snow dollars

briktla good building snow

striktla snow that's no good for building

erolinyat snow drifts containing the imprint of crazy lovers

chachat swirling snow that drives you nuts

krotla snow that blinds you

tlarin snow that can be sculpted into the delicate corsages Eskimo girls pin to their whale parkas at prom time

motla snow in the mouth

sotla snow in the south

maxtla snow that hides the whole village

tlayopi snow drifts you fall into and die

truyi avalanche of snow

tlapripta snow that burns your scalp and eyelids

carpitla snow glazed with ice

tla ordinary snow

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Safferz;975218 wrote:
dhoocil "bull camel; naughty boy/girl"

that's funny. ;);)


imagine calling your awr a 'dhoocil'?


also what's the masculine term for a naughty male awr? dhoocile?




let's not confuse things. call a spade a spade, ma garatay? :)

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With all those words, they left the primarily and the father and mother of all those words -- gaal, which 'geel' derives from. The original word is gaal, hence that is why all those ancient place names and clan names have the name gaal instead of 'geel.'


I laugh at when some folks try desperately to call the place known as Laasgaal as 'Laasgeel,' thinking 'gaal' has a different meaning. I will wait with all those clans with the 'gaal' magac in their names iyagana iska badalaan.058.gif

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waxad ilowday:


xero = 50 geela

kadin = 100 geela (male and female)

toosan = 100 halaad tis-qaad ah (female that are ready for for Baarqab)

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