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Momo (novel)

Momo, also known as The Grey Gentlemen or The Men in Grey, is a fantasy novel by Michael Ende, published in 1973. It is about the concept of time and how it is used by humans in modern societies. The full title in German (Momo oder Die seltsame Geschichte von den Zeit-Dieben und von dem Kind, das den Menschen die gestohlene Zeit zurückbrachte) translates to Momo, or the strange story of the time-thieves and the child who brought the stolen time back to the people. The book won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1974.


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Momo (dumpling)

Momo ( Nepali: मम; Nepal Bhasa: ममचा, मम:; ; ) is a type of South Asian dumpling; native to Tibet, Sikkim state and Darjeeling district of India, Bhutan and Nepal. It is similar to Chinese baozi and jiaozi, Mongolian buuz, Japanese gyoza and Korean mandu.

Momo (company)

MOMO Srl is a design company headquartered in Milan, Italy that makes accessories and parts for automobiles.

Momo (Tonga)

Momo (meaning: crumb) was the 10th Tui Tonga, a dynasty of mighty kings in Tonga, and lived somewhere in the 11th, maybe 12th century CE. He was named after one of the original gods of Tonga, a trio known as Kohai, Koau, mo Momo. It was under his reign that the Tui Tonga maritime empire started to blossom.

King Momo had his court in Heketā, near the village of Niutōua(doubly planted coconuttrees), so named because a red and a white palm grew from the same hole. His people were known as the Haa-mene-uli (dirty bottoms tribe), because in order to honour him they had to keep their head lower than his, and thus shuffled around on their bottoms instead of their feet.

One day the king fell in love with a beautiful girl and sent his envoy, Lehauli, to her father, Loau, the Tui-Haamea (Haamea king) with the request to beg him for a yam for his plantation. Loau understood the real meaning of the request and answered that he was unable to help as one yam was still immature and the other had already sprouted. He meant to say that his youngest daughter was still too young while his older daughter, named Nua, had already brought forth a child and was therefore an old woman. (Once a yam starts to sprout the tuber is no longer edible). Her husband was Ngongokilitoto from Malapo, chief of the Haangongo tribe.

Momo had to think for a moment, but next day he sent his envoy back to Loau with the famous words: Fena kā ko Nua (sprouted, but still it is Nua). And so Loau had to go to Malapo to ask Ngongokilitoto to give up his wife. It was hard as the two really loved each other, but they knew who was boss. At last Nua became Momo's wife. Their son would be the greatest Tui Tonga of that period, Tuitātui. And his elder stepbrother, Fasiapule, would later become a kind of governor.

It is not sure where Haamea was located. Some claim the centre of Tongatapu, near Matangiake, in which case Loau was only a minor prince. It is also possible that the name is a variant of Haamoa ( Sāmoa), in which case Loau was a mighty king too. Then this marriage may be a mythical way to tell about an alliance between Tonga and Sāmoa, and the start of the empire. An alliance which would only last one generation.

Momo (film)

Momo is a 1986 fantasy film directed by Johannes Schaaf and based on the 1973 novel Momo by Michael Ende. It is about the concept of time and how it is used by humans in modern societies. The film features the final acting role of actor / writer / director John Huston.

Momo (Spanish footballer)

Jerónimo Figueroa Cabrera (born 15 July 1982), known as Momo, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for UD Las Palmas as a winger.

MOMO (artist)

MOMO is the pseudonym for an American "outsider" and "street" artist originally from San Francisco. Currently living in New York, Momo is known for "A Tag the Width of Manhattan", "The MOMO Maker", "100 street Collages", "A Totem Pole in the East River", and spoofed "New Yorker Cover". He has collaborated with Zosen, Marie Lorenz, Melissa Brown, Milton Carter, Eltono, and Yohji Yamamoto. In June 2009 his first book "3AM-6AM" was published with Rojo Magazine. Later in October 2009 Y-3/Adidas produced the "MOMO" shoe, and in December arts residency The Studios of Key West hosted his "Public Art in Private Spaces" project in Key West, Florida.

Momo (department)

Momo is a department of Northwest Province in Cameroon. The department covers an area of 1792 km² and as of 2001 had a total population of 213,402.The capital of the department lies at Mbengwi.

Momo (software)

Momo (Chinese: 陌陌; pinyin: mò mò) is a free location-based services instant messaging application for smartphones and tablets. The app allows users to chat with nearby friends and strangers. Momo provides users with free instant messaging services through Wifi, 3G and 4G. The client software is available Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Momo Inc. officially began operations in July 2011, and one month later launched the first version of the app for iOS. Tang Yan is the current CEO of Momo Inc. Momo Inc. filed for a U.S. IPO on November 7, 2014.

Momo (2001 film)

Momo (, also known as Momo, the Conquest of Time) is a 2001 Italian-German animation film directed by Enzo D'Alò. It is an adaptation of the fantasy novel Momo by Michael Ende.

The film won a Silver Ribbon for Gianna Nannini's musical score, and was also nominated for Silver Ribbon for best screenplay.