Saturday, May 31, 2008

THE LAND OF THE GODS - A brief study of Somali Etymology and its historio-linguistic potential

(Waridaad)- In all probability, the Red Sea Port city of Berbera was Barbara, the most important town in Barbaria. Perhaps it would be of interest to note here that the ancient Egyptian Hieroglyph was also called BARBA. Incidentally, BARBA in Somali meant ‘teach to write’ and was still in use in the old quarter of Mogadishu. By: Abubakar Ali......Full story

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