Mohamed Maine Seed
The proud son of Somali immigrants
traversed oceans and continents to escape
brutal civil war
seeking the American dream
for themselves and their children
discrimination, poverty and violence
struggling to understand
who I am
where do I belong
we were too Somali
the American Dream out of reach
but incredible friends and mentors
pushed me to think otherwise
I have a place in this country
with good people
and the freedom to be who you are
in a better place
I hope one day to welcome
the schoolgirl from Syria
the young entrepreneur from Iraq
the old poet from Somalia
where we have a Somali proverb
when we see injustice
“Dhiiga kuma dhaqaaqo?”
“Does your blood not move?”
I am moved. Capturing a similar dream for all Africa, Nelson Mandela said, “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.”
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Peace Fish and Listening
In Yir-Yoront "pin" means ear or leaf
"ngar" means peace or fish
"pin ngar" is a peaceful place
perhaps a place abundant with food
"ngar pin lenh" is a kind of fish or eel
"ngar thip" is a stingray
"ngar pirntawl" is a mudskipper
"ngar laqw" is the red eyed sea mullet
connecting peace, food and listening
people conversing around a fire
roasting the catch of the day
in this language spoken at the mouth of the Mitchell River
in Southwestern Cape York Peninsula, Australia
Yir-Yoront—"Pochrry" (peace, peaceful), "Ngar" (peaceful), "Pin Ngar" (peaceful place), "Pam woy pown inhqa nh" (peace, peaceful), "Thilp Thilw" (low calm water)—Southwestern Cape York Peninsula, Australia.
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Hèrè in Bambara
"Hèrè" (peace), "Hɛrɛ", "Errébé"."Hèrè dogon" (peace only) in Bambara (bam) or Bamanankan spoken in a Mande language spoken in Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ghana.
Kuc in Lango (Uganda, Sudan).
"Ayom" (soft, peaceful), "Morembe Ayom" (good greeting), "Buti Ayom" (sleep softly, well), "Kuc" (peace), "Kuch" (to be quiet, to be at peace), "Kweo" (to make cool, to pacify) in Lango, a Southern Luo dialect spoken by the Lango people of Uganda and the Sudan.
Nabáda in Somali (Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia)
"Nabáda" (peace), "Nabad" (peace), “Ma nahad baa” (is there peace), “Nabadda maanka” (peace of mind) in Somali spoken in Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia. Somali is the official language of Somalia. It is spoken by the Somali people, the largest ethnic group living in the country. The Somali language is an Afro-Asiatic language that belongs to the Cushitic branch of languages. The Saho and the Afar languages are its closest relatives. As of 2006, Somalia houses about 8.3 million of the 16.6 million speakers of Somali. A common northern greeting is ‘Ma nahad baa’ (Is there peace).
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