Somalia – Xeer

This is strange: Somalia – Xeer

The traditional Somali constitution is called the Xeer.

A few weeks ago someone from the UAE IMed me looking to buy my hotmail email address. I asked him why, and he explained that “xeer” means something meaningful in his language. I honestly can’t remember now what it was, but I’m keeping my hotmail account, even if it’s only used to collect spam! I’ve had it since before Microsoft bought hotmail and I’m a little attached to it!

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