My poem Faces of Peace in India was recently published in The Current International Anthology of English Poems edited by Seena Sreevalson, Editor & Curator
Poets: Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy, Dr Perugu Ramakrishna, Kylana, Dr Diti Ronen, Dr Jernail S Anand, Kimberly Burnham, hülya n. yılmaz, Nizar Sartawi, Aprilia Zank, Rajeev Moothedath and 35 poets from 40 nations across 6 continents including Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Tibet, India, USA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and around the globe.
Poems were recited on March 10, 2019 at the Prime Poetry Fest organised at Asmabi College, Kodungaloor, Kerala, India, organized by Kavi Sebastian and Seena Sreevalson
The UN has declared 2019 The Year of indigenous languages. My peace poet project this year focuses on the word for peace in different languages.
The poem for The Current Books Anthology contains the word for peace in many languages of India.including:
Badugu or Badaga (bfq)—"Nimra" (peace, tranquility), "Samda:na" (peace), "Samatā" (fairness, impartiality, equality)— Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu, India.
Dogri—"Amn" (peace) or "Shaanti" (peace)—India and Pakistan, (Jammu region, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Northern Punjab).
Gurmukhi (literally "from the mouth of the Guru")—"Sukh" / ਸਖ s (happiness, peace), "Sehaj" or ਸਹਿਜ (state of peace and balance, tranquility, spontaneous, naturally - with the flow, in tune with the Infinite)—India.
Angami Naga (njm)—"Chāāwé" (peace), "Kezekevi" (peace), "Kezekevi Kharu" (the gate of peace)—Nagaland, India.
Ao Naga (njo)—"Tescongzvk" (peace), "Tescongzem" (peace, content, patient), "Tezungtep" (peace)—Nagaland, Northeast India.
Apatani (apt)—"Chimie" (hushed; to be quiet, silent, still, tranquil, soundless, peaceful)—Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India.
Assamese—"Sānti" (peace), "Shanti" (peace), "Ȟ̇ānti" (peace), "Nti" (peace) or "Xanti" (peace)—India. Bangladesh, and Bhutan.
Awadhi—"Aman" (peace)— India and Nepal.
Balti—"Ldyakidyak" (slow, calm, quiet)—Baltistan region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, the Nubra Valley of Leh district, and in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Malayalam—"Samadhanam" സമാധാനം"Samaadhaanam" (peace)—Kerala, India and Singapore.
Bengali or Bangla—"Sānti", "Sainta", "Shanti", "Shaan-ti" (peace), "Abirōdha" or "Abirodha" (harmony, peace, accord, agreement, amity, friendliness)—Bangladesh and India (West Bengal, Tripura and Barak Valley).
Canarese—"Salām" (peace), "Salamu" (peace, safety, a mode of salutation accompanied with the raising of the hand to the forehead)—Kanara, a district in southwestern India.
Car Nicobarese (caq)—"Kum Chik ren" (peace, pleasantness, happiness), "Kéktö kum chik ren man in ih" (grant us peace), "Halöök" (to make peace, to put a right, straight) "Löök" (peace, to be good), "Lööken" (to be in good health), "In la mo" (a making peace, a propitiation, reconciliation) or "Halam" (to make peace)—Nicobar Islands of India.
Caribbean Hindustani (hns), Sarnaanie Hiendoestaanie, Sarnami Hindi, Caribbean Bharatiya, Caribbean Hindi, Caribbean Hindustani, Caribbean Urdu, Sarnami Hindi, Sarnami Hindoestani—"Shánti" (peace), "Sjaantie" (peace)—Suriname. Trinidad amd Tobago. Guyana.
The Current International Anthology Prime Poetry Festival 2019 Seena Sreevalson, Editor & Curator, Poets: Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy, Dr Perugu Ramakrishna, Kylana, Dr Diti Ronen, Dr Jernail S Anand, Kimberly Burnham, hülya n. yılmaz, Nizar Sartawi and 35 poets with 171 poems from 40 nations across 6 continents including Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Tibet, India, USA, and around the globe.
This list is constantly being updated. Language—"word" (peace)—Country. I am trying to make it as comprehensive and accurate as possible. Contact Kimberly Burnham with any questions, comments, corrections or additional words.
Does adding a vowel make a language
there is a saying
the difference between a dialect and a language
a language has an army
Is "pokój" peace in Polish
so different from
"pokoju" peace in Silesian
with it's extra vowel sound
No one agrees whether
Silesian is a dialect of Polish
or a separate language
influenced by Polish and German
"Pokój" is also peace in Upper Sorbian
or the Wendish spoken in Germany
and in Slovak uttered in Slovakia
same words different languages
And then there is an extra consonant
"spokoj" peace in Bosnian
which most agree
is a different language
Pokoju in Silesian (Poland)
"Pokoju" (peace) in Silesian spoken in Poland (Silesian Voivodeship, Opole Voivodeship) and Czech Republic (Moravia–Silesia, Jeseník).
"Pokój" (peace) in Upper Sorbian (Wendish) spoken in Germany
"Pokój" (peace) in Polish spoken in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia.
"Pokój" (peace) in Slovak spoken in Slovakia.
"Spokoj" (peace) in Bosnian spoken in Bosnia.
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