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Somali (Cushitic)

Definition:

the Cushitic language spoken by the Somali

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plurals:

Somali* | Somalis
(* Somali may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

or akin to Somali Soomaali
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

All senses of Somali...

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Somali [people]

people of Africa occupying all of Somalia, a strip of Djibouti, the southern Ethiopian region of Ogaden, and part of northwestern Kenya. Except for ... (24 of 296 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/553841​/Somali

Wiktionary:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

A Cushitic language spoken mainly in Somalia and eastern Ethiopia. | A person from Somalia or of Somali descent. | A domestic cat breed. | Of, from, or pertaining to Somalia, the Somali people or language. (33 of 37 words, 4 definitions, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Somali

Collins Dictionary:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

a member of a tall dark-skinned people inhabiting Somalia | the language of this people, belonging to the Cushitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic ... (22 of 435 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/somali

Wikipedia:

Somali [disambiguation]

can refer to: Somali people, ethnic group who inhabit the Horn of Africa (Somali Peninsula) | Somali language | Somali clan, social grouping of the Somali people | Somali Republic | Somali Region, in Ethiopia | Somali (cat), breed of cat | Somaliland |... (37 of 106 words, 16 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Somali

Oxford Dictionary:

Somali | Somalian [derived] | Somalis [related]

a member of a mainly Muslim people of Somalia. | the Cushitic language of the Somalis, the official language of Somalia, also spoken in Djibouti and ... (25 of 89 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Somali

New World Dictionary:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

a member of a people of Somalia and neighboring regions | the Eastern Cushitic language of this people | any of a breed of domestic cat developed from ... (26 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/somali

Random House Dictionary:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

a member of a Hamitic population showing an admixture of Arab, black, and other ancestry, and dwelling in Somalia and adjacent regions. | the Cushitic ... (24 of 53 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/somali

American Heritage Dictionary:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

A native or inhabitant of Somalia. | A member of a Muslim people of Somalia and adjacent parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, and Djibouti. | The ... (24 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/somali

Merriam-Webster:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

a member of a people of somaliland | the Cushitic language of the Somali (13 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/somali

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Cushitic

group of languages belonging to the Afroasiatic family of languages. See Afroasiatic languages. (13 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0814337​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

Somali | Somalis [plural] | Somalian [peoples, language]

a member of an Islamic African people living mainly in Somalia | the Cushitic national language of Somalia, also spoken in eastern Ethiopia. Native ... (23 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861710278​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

First use: 1814

Origin: or akin to Somali Soomaali

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/somali

Oxford Dictionary:

New World Dictionary:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

Origin: unknown

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/somali

Encarta Dictionary:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: Somali

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861710278​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Somali"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/somali

the Free Dictionary:

Somali

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Somali"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Somali"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Somali" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Somali

Google Dictionary:

Somali | Somalis [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "Somali"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=Somali

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Somali

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Somali"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=somali​01 word=Somali

YourDictionary Audio:

Somali

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Somali" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/somali

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