Why is there a star on the Somali flag? Somalia Flag Photos, History and Somalia Flag Song - Somger

Updated: May 29, 2020

The Flag of Somalia (Somali:Calanka Soomaaliyaa, Arabic: علم الصومال‎), also known as theSomali flag, is the official flag of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Adopted on October 12, 1954, it was designed by Mohammed Awale Liban. The flag was used for the nascent Somali Republic. It was originally conceived and serves as the ethnic flag for the Somali people.

Somalia flag emoji

The flag of Somalia was created in 1954 during the transitional trusteeship period of the nation's history. It was personally designed by the Somali scholar Mohammed Awale Liban, after he had been selected by the Somali labour trade union to come up with a design in preparation for independence.

The flag was first used in theTrust Territory of Somaliland and the short-lived State of Somaliland, which united on July 1, 1960, to form the Somali Republic.

As an ethnic flag, the five-pointed white Star of Unity in its center represents the areas where the Somali ethnic group has traditionally resided, namely Djibouti, Somaliland (former British occupied land), the Ogaden region in Ethiopia, the North Eastern Province in Kenya, and southern Somalia (former Italian colony).

However, it now officially denotes the sky as well as the Gulf of Aden, Guardafui Channel and the Somali Sea, which flank the country.

The flag's blazon, or heraldic description, is: Azure, a mullet Argent.

The flag bears a strong resemblance to that of the short-lived Republic of West Florida and to the Confederate Bonnie Blue Flag.

National Anthem of Somalia

Qoloba Calankeed" (Arabic:الثناء على العلم‎; English:"Praise to the Flag") is the national anthem of Somalia.

Somalian National Anthem -

Qolobaa Calankeed

Qolobaa calankeedu,

kolba waa ceynoo,

Innaga keenu waa,

Cirkoo kale ee,

aan caadna lahaynoo,

Ee caashaqa ee.

Xidigyahay caddi waad,

Naa ciidamisee,

Carradaa kaligaa aadiga u curad ee

cadceeda sideeda

la caan noqo eey

Cishadaad dhalataad calooshaydii

Sidii culaygii cidaad marisee

ha ku celin cawoy dhahe ee

Any nation’s flag

Any nation’s flag, bears its own color

The sky (above us), does ours look like

Defects it has none; love it with candor

Oh you White Star, at your service we are

Superior you are, in any part of our land

Be famous oh Star, like the sun (of the far)

On the day you arose, our hearts you have

Purified with pureness, (Oh you our flag)

Lord may not dim you, pray we in this night

The detached part of, our forces of five

I beseech from God, their return you cause

This fate that wrote, for us to meet now

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