AN APPEAL TO THE FREE NATIONS
YAA KHELAAWAAT’E GOOR’E
oh great powerful nations
HELOON ARRATAN QAATAAN
give us -our land-
and we shall raise -our flag-
SHOOQOON QAAT OOMPTAAN KHAAYAA
let -our nation- live
it wants to live
OOMPTAAN KHAYOOTA BAAYAA
our nation wants to live.
SHOOQOON QAAT KHAYAA.
let it live.
BAAYAAKH CHTAAVAA QAALAAMAA.
we want our own book and pen (we want our language to prosper)
BAAAYAAKH KHAYOOTAA D SHLAAMAA.
we want to live in peace.
LA DREEMOON BOMB’E L RREESHAN
don’t pour bombs on -our heads-
LA BERBEZLOON NAASHAN.
stop spreading (scattering) our people around the world.
CHMAA AAWARA BIKHDAARAA
how many homeless/landless people wandering
MIN TAARAA L TAARAA WARA. (entering other peoples countries)
from door to door they are entering.
SHOOQOON AATRAAN BAANAAKH’LE
let us build our land
TAARRAA QAA ERRKH’E PATKHAKH’LE.
and we shall open OUR doors for guests.
KHTEETAA LA KHTEETAA KHTEETAA
it’s a sin, it’s a sin a sin
KHTEETA K’TIWELA TUSHEETAAN.
our history writes it as a sin.
OH BAARNAASHAA QAAMAAYAA
that the first humans (civilization)
LAA KHAA BETA BIKHAYA.
don’t even have a home to live in.
LA KHPOOROON L AARRAATAAN
stop excavating our lands
LA LABELOON QAAYIMYAATAAN.
stop taking our statues and antiquities.
the owners of these lands are still living
SHOOQOON KHAAYAN L AARRATAN.
let them live on their land.
NISHRA KEE KHAAYAA JOO TDOORRAN’E
the eagle(the Assyrians) live in the mountains
LA QAAPAAS[22.5] JANGJIGAAN’E.
not in a rusted cage[22.5]
LA SHMOOTOON JOOLPAN’E d PRAKHA.
don’t break its flying wings.
-HEL EEMAN- PARQIT MIN PRAKHA
-until when- shall it be safe to fly.
BET KHAAZDAAKH BEE EED’E D GANAN
we shall cultivate with our own hands
QAANAN LAAKHMAA SOOMQAANA.
and earn our -daily (blessed)- bread.
AKHCHEE HELOON KHEERROTAA
just give us our freedom
KOOLAN KHAYAKH SHWAAWOOTA
and we shall all live as neighbors.
PERFORMED AND COMPOSED BY EVIN AGHASSI
LYRICS BY GIVERGIS AGHASSI
ALBUM: UNITED NATIONS
Possesion, Gender, and Conotation
 ** MELCHA – king,** MELCH’E – kings, ** MALICHTA – queen
 ** ARRA – land
 ** OOMPTA – nation, ** OOMPTEE – my nation, ** OOMPTOOKH – your nation.
 ** SHLAMA – peace, can also be used in a greeting (SHLAMALOOKH (M) /SHLAMALAKH (F) – peace be among you.
 ** BANAKH – build (verb)
 ** QAAMAYA – first , ** KHARRAYA – last
 ** ATAN – our flag, ** ATA – flag (BUYDAAKH is Turkish)
AN APPEAL TO THE FREE NATIONS
A song that has been translated and distributed to all of the United Nation members. The deception by the British for a proclamation mandate for the creation of an Assyrian state caused the death of almost 1,000,000 Assyrians (2/3 of our population) lives by massacres from the Turkish, Arab, Persian, and Kurdish populous. After World War One, the Assyrians (“The Smallest Ally” as the British called us) suffered great casualties and a started a mass exodus to countries around the world (especially between the years 1919 and 1923.) The burden of blame falls upon the shoulders of the British (as if they don’t have enough blood on their hands) for pulling the rug on the mandate, guaranteeing an Assyrian State and having us fall before the Muslim sword. This was due to the fact that oil was recently discovered in that area, and they knew that they would not have complete access to that oil if Assyrians controlled the area. Knowing that it would be easier to control the arabs, the deception commenced. Evin’s song, “HABANIA” puts it bluntly, “For that black blood, what red blood was poured”. Indelible as our blood is on British hands, it is also shared with the perpetrators of the massacres. The same perpetrators of the genocide of 1,100,000 of our Christian brothers, the Armenians, in Eastern Turkey. The suffrage of the Armenians is not well acknowledged by most of the world and ours in completely ignored. Our persecution still continues. It is one of the only areas in the world where a first class population is treated as second class citizens by third class people. Disbursed throughout the world, Assyrians current enemy is assimilation. Gratified that we can live in such a beautiful country, a great burden is placed on EACH individual to maintain the culture and our most significant triumph is to keep the our ancient language, Aramaic, alive. We have survived 100 generations, but it only takes one to lose our identity. With that as the largest hurdle, the rest is easy.
His best album. Another must have.
* Comments are expressly the opinion of Robert Oshana and not necessarily the views of Assyrians in general.
Album: United Nations****
NOTE: Numbers are direct translations. You should learn 31 words
NOTE: Alaha minokhoon.