If you’re like us, then you’ve sometimes wondered how on earth did some Kuwaiti Areas get their names and what do those names mean? 7achy gives us the lowdown of what some of the names mean.
ساعات إنفكر بأسماء المناطق الكويتيه ونستفسر عن معنى الأسماء هذه وليش سمو المناطق يهذه الأسامي؟ صفحة حجي الكويتيه الألكترونيه تشرح بعض أسامي المناطق
This week's installment explores another batch of Kuwaiti Areas and the meaning behind their names.
Al-Salhiya: Al-Salhiya is a residential area within Al-Asema Governorate, area was named after Al-Haj Mulah Saleh who built a mosque at the same area.
Mishref: a residential area within the Hawalli Governorate. Was named Mishref either because it extends above the surrounding land, and whoever climbed it would be able to see the city and guard it, or due to the fact that Shaikh Abdullah Mubarak Al-Sabah built mishref palace on the raised land over looking the surrounding lands.
Al-Surrah: Al-Surrah is a residential area within Al-Asema Governorate, an area which extends above the surrounding land and looks like a mountain with a brown spot in the middle; like a belly button (called Surrah in Arabic).
Al-De'iyah: AlDe'iya is a residential area within Al-Asema Governorate, the area was named after the first person who lived in the area "Shaikh Du'aij Alsalman AlSabah" Duaij is pronounced Duai.
Al-Rumaithiya: Al-Rumaitheya is a residential area within the Hawalli Governorate, area was named after AlRimth "Haloxylon Salicornicum" which was commonly found in the area.