Have you ever hear the song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" that sung by Shakira? The song became the theme song for the 2010 World Cup. But, do you know the meaning of "Waka Waka" and "Tsaminamina" in that song?
Actually, the song of "Waka-Waka (This Time for Africa)" which was written by Shakira and sung with the band from South Africa - Freshlyground is derived from a song called "Tsamina" or "Zangaléwa". Tsamina or Zangaléwa is the song that famous in 1986 and sung by a group Makossa (a local musical instrument) from Cameroon and named Golden Sounds. This song is dedicated to the African front-line soldiers in World War II. The members of Golden Sounds are Cameroonian soldiers.
Waka waka means "to do" while Tsaminamina means "come"
Until now, the song of Tsaminamina in Africa often used by soldiers, police, scouts, sports, and his supporters, in a variety of activities such as games or training and marching songs. Here's the original lyrics of the song Tsamina or Zangaléwa.
Tsa mina mina eh eh (Tsaminamina = dating)
Waka waka uh uh (Waka waka = do)
Mina mina tsa zangalewa (Tsaminamina zangalewa = you come out of nowhere)
Ana wana ah ah (Wana = got me)
Zambo uh uh (Zambo = wait)
Zambo eh eh
Mina mina tsa zangalewa
Wana wa ah ah