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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Unravelling Shakira's name

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is more commonly known as just Shakira, the hip-waggling Colombian singer.

Shall we unravel that name? Well Shakira is of Spanish-Italian-Lebanese extraction.

Take a load of this: her mom's name was Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado and her dad's William Mebarak Chadid. Shakira (which means thankful in Arabic) got away lightly with four slightly more easy to handle names, no?
Photograph: Shakira performs during the Live Earth concert in Hamburg in July 2007. Photograph: Roland Magunia/AFP/Getty Images

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