SOMALI SONG LYRICS TRANSLATION: Afrikaay Hurudooy

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SOMALI SONG LYRICS TRANSLATION: Afrikaay Hurudooy

 

Afrikaay Hurudooy

Afrikaay Hurudooy was written by Ismaciil Xirsi Ciise (Farxaan)and it is about refusing colonialism and Neo-colonialism it was written for a OAU- the african union it was originally sung by my favorite singer Seynab Xaaji Cali Baxsan and is later sung by Magool.

 

Sleeping Africa:

Translated by: Ibrahim.

Afrikaay Hurudooy

Voice:  Magool

   
O sleeping Africa Hohey afrikaay, hurudooy.
Your enemies have saddled you, sleeping one Cadaw ku heryey, hurudooy.
Your brave men, sleeping one Halyeeyadaadii, hurudooy.
Are being eaten by vultures, sleeping one Haad baa cunaaye, hurudooy.
2X 2X
You are being put on burdens, sleeping one! Haamaa la saraa, hurudooy
like a tame camel, sleeping one Hayin sidisaa hurudooy
You are being led, sleeping one La hogaaminayaa
2X 2X
You should not wrap yourself in shame Dulli lama hilaabtee
where are your brave men? aaway hanadadaadii
2x 2X
Fools are the ones lost doqon baaaaaaaa habawsane
Always confused waligeed halaysane
Like flocks of animals, sida xoolihiibaa
we are being walked to corrals xero nalagu hooyaa
2x 2X
For many nights, sleeping one habeeno badan baan hurudooy
I slept with hunger, sleeping one hamuun ku seexdoon hurudooy
Due to extreme anger, sleeping one hirtaanyo awgeed hurudooy
I could not speak, sleeping one La hadli wayeen hurudooy
 2X 2X
The milk of my she-camel, sleeping one Caanihii hashaydaan hurudooy
Is unattainable to me, sleeping one haleeli waayee hurudooy
I am refused to la’iga horjoogaa
2X 2X
You should not wrap yourself in shame duli lama hilaabtee
where are your brave men? aaway hanadadaadii
2X 2X
Fools are the ones lost doqon baaa habawsane
Always confused waligeed halaysane
Like flocks of animals, sida xoolihiibaa
we are being walked to corrals xero nalagu hooyaa
 Wild/attacking Hyenas, sleeping one Horor warabaad hurudooy
Have got you by force, sleeping one Waaxyo ku haysaa hurudooy
And your wealth, sleeping one oo hantidaadii hurudooy
Is being feasted on, sleeping one. Ka hirqanayee hurudooy
And you’re unable to talk about it Hadlina waydee hurudooy
When will you know, sleeping one Hadmaad ogaan hurudooy
And become better. Aad hagaagi hurudooy
2X 2X
You should not wrap yourself in shame duli lama hilaabtee
where are your brave men? aaway hanadadaadii
2X 2X
Fools are the ones lost doqon baaa habawsane
Always confused waligeed halaysane
Like flocks of animals, sida xoolihiibaa
we are being walked to corrals xero nalagu hooyaa

SOMALI SONG LYRICS TRANSLATION: Afrikaay Hurudooy

 

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Note: This translation is not word for word.

For example, Haama lasaaa – Haan is the milk or water wooden containers Somali nomads use to put on the camels. So we used “burden” instead of a “container” because that is what the song is referring to. When you put those full containers on the camel, the camels never complain and carries on no matter how heavy. This is just one example, there are more like this.

Also: sleeping one – is this context, the song is talking directly to Africa, (hey you sleeping continent)

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