The Chali, a Latinized form of the Khaloi or Chaloi of Ptolemy's Greek, were a Germanic tribe residing in Jutland. We hear no more about the Chali as such in history, but their name can probably be connected with the Chalusus river (ibid.), tentatively identified as the Trave. The modern name comes from the Slavs at the mouth of the river (mediaeval Trabena), as Charlemagne for a time encouraged them to settle in the region. The upper river must have remained in the lands of the Chali.
Speculating further, one might connect the name with Halland in Sweden (as well as the Hilleviones), which was originally Danish. From a political point of view, Scandinavia became defined by its resistance to the Slavic policies of Charlemagne, who was inviting Slavs to populate lands in Schleswig-Holstein left vacant by the migrations to Britain. A southern border was set by treaty in the early 9th century; presumably, the Chali were north of it.
Halland remained unquestionably Danish until the 11th century. By then there were language differences between the Danes and Swedes. Halland spoke Danish, but it became an object of contention. Many long years later the northern border of Denmark was finally established by treaty in 1645. Halland was to be Swedish; however, it speaks its own dialect, based on its ancient Danish background.
One might conclude therefore to a possible core Danish population titled *Hal- or *Hil-, located in Jutland, the islands, and southern Sweden. If that is true, then the name has a somewhat amorphous referent, meaning some or all of a population also possessing other names and not necessarily politically or ethnically united, except when the region became early Denmark.
Due to the machinations of Otto von Bismarck, "the iron chancellor", during Germany's late 19th century imperial period, Schleswig-Holstein and the entire Trave drainage system are currently part of Germany.
Chali (Tanzanian ward) is an administrative ward in the Dodoma Rural district of the Dodoma Region of Tanzania.
Usage examples of "chali".
Though he didnt know it then, the airplane, the bar mitzvah, the church, and his covert research were all preparation for meeting Chali, a meeting that had it occurred any sooner, would have been meaningless.
A day that ended with poor Chali senseless—her brother dead, and Chali's parents captured and burned as witches.
Pika was a stallion, but Chali would have trusted a tiny baby to his care.
And in Five Points she had similarly placed an aging mare Petro had raised from a filly, and when Chali had helped the rom baro strain his meager dook to bid her farewell, Lisa had been nearly incoherent with gratitude for the fine stable, the good feeding, the easy work.
But he'd also seen Chali walk up to him, pull his forelock, and hop aboard his bare back as if he were no more than a gentle, middle-aged pony like Pika.
Yula told Chali that they had all been staying very docile, hoping to put their captors off their guard.
There was a definite overtone to the mare's mind-voice that hinted at rebellion if Chali answered in the negative.
It was hardly graceful—and Chali was grateful that the pit was not too deep—but at length they reached the top.
While the clan chief and another took the semi-conscious boy from the front of the saddle, cursing at the sight of the chains on his wrists and ankles, it was into Kevin's arms that Chali slumped, and he cursed to see the three feathered shafts protruding from her leg and arm.
I said, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Chali corrected hesitantly, entering the conversation at last.
A day that ended with poor Chali senselessher brother dead, and Chali's parents captured and burned as witches.
It was hardly gracefuland Chali was grateful that the pit was not too deepbut at length they reached the top.
Aaron takes a deep breath, a breath that sends air to parts of him that have never gotten any, and tells Chali everything, starting with the airplane wing and ending with the park bench, skipping only the naked parts in between.
In their conversation and in the pamphlets Aaron received from Chali before they parted, Aaron has found what he is looking for.
Though they have just met, Chali feels like a better friend than most.