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    Default What is the meaning of Satta Massagana???

    What does it mean???

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    I understand it means "give thanks."

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    Mis Gana means "give thanks"

    Satta Massagana has negative connotations

    They are both Amharic words

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    SATA - to rejoice, to meditate, to give thanks and praise. (5)
    SATTA - sit, rest, meditate (1) relax (6)
    SATTA - claim how spiritual you are (11)

    This is the real definition of satta!!

    WAR!

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    So what's the "real" definition of "Satta Massagana"? Define the entire word, not just "Satta"

    Bless

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    Yo Check the link Good Site

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/davebulow/wow/amharic.htm

    RESPECT

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    Without jumping into the Amharic pronunciation/
    translation question, I offer this exerpt from a
    interview did with Donald Manning of the Abyssinians.

    Q: Can you tell me about how the Abyssinians came
    together?
    Donald Manning: I used to play the guitar, my bigger
    brother Carlton taught me to play. When I learned
    how, I taught Bernard how to play. Me and my
    brothers would always sing together and our other
    brother, Linford used to sing with us. We asked him
    to help and we got together first to sing with
    Carlton as Carlton and the Shoes with some songs
    for Coxsone Dodd. Then we sing "Satta Massagana,"
    and my brothers wanted to sing with me more than
    with Carlton, because he was only singing about
    love: "Love Me Forever" and them love songs. Me and
    my brothers we wanted to sing about God.
    Q: You mentioned the song, "Satta Massagana." What
    does that mean?
    DM: At the time, we was giving thanks to God. When
    you say Satta Massagana, you give thanks to God. It
    means "give thanks."
    Q: In what language?
    DM: Amharic, Ethiopian language. When I checked it
    out, I get the message that the word really don't
    mean that to the fullness as all we were thinking
    of it, because we never born in Ethiopia; we was in
    Jamaica and got some teachings from some people
    who went there. So we found Satta Massagana
    means give thanks to us.
    Q: So you learned the language from friends who had
    gone to Africa?
    DM: Yeah, I man come back from Ethiopia with some
    literature so we could learn the Ethiopian dialect.
    Among them, Professor Abraham Itzak who was
    born there, he sent also some tapes that you could
    use to learn to pronounce the sounds. And him came
    there to see what we was doing, if it was right.

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    Satta Massagana dem people over de so a worship all de Klu K Klan


    I hope this line give you a proper example how it must be used in a sentence... and the meaning and expression of how it is mostly used in a positive, negative way...


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    lol @ i asked this EXACT ting about a month ago....hmm....


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