Friday, 8 January 2010

May Peace Prevail on Earth

I saw this in front of a church in Tanzania. I took this picture because I thought some words in Swahili was quite similar to Malay (see if you can figure it out below).
Peace in Tanzania

And then I went to Nepal, and saw this same signpost again!

Peace in Nepal
Something mysterious going on here. What is this peace pole? A quick search on the internet, and I found the World Peace Prayer Society and their Peace Pole Project. Now I must go looking for it when I travel ;)

1 comment:

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Great idea! Please do take photos of the peace poles.

Many of the languages spoken in Africa are closely related to Arabic, and hence, to Malay. In Somali, for instance, 'friend' is 'sahabaat', which I think is also the word for friend in Hindi. The Hindi word for 'world' or 'Earth' is also 'Dunya'.