a member of a people speaking a Cushitic language and living primarily in Somalia, Somaliland, and adjacent regions.
the Cushitic language of the Somali ethnic group.
of or relating to Somalia, its people, or their language.
of or relating to the Somali ethnic group or their language.
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How to use Somali in a sentence
As menacing as those automatic rifles were, I felt the Somalis were bluffing.
There was something odd in his face, as if he were enjoying what the Somalis were putting us through.
The Somalis counted down again, minute thirty, minute, thirty seconds, twenty… ATM and Colin had their heads bowed.
What a lost opportunity to employ and train Somalis and build out a skilled labor sector.
They are Kurds, Iraqis, Somalis, Turks, Bosnians, who live on the periphery of the city.
The caravan comprised a dozen Arabs and thirty or forty Somalis of the Galla country.
The Arabs at once retaliated with a rifle-volley, and to such good effect that three or four of the Somalis were killed.
Foremost among the Somalis stood Oko Sam, his leopard skin dangling about his loins, and a fiendish expression on his face.
There was severe fighting, the Somalis abandoning their bush tactics and charging down on the troops.The Annual Register 1914 | Anonymous
The Somalis would not give up their arms and went away, but returned and attacked the station.The Annual Register 1914 | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for Somali
plural -lis or -li a member of a tall dark-skinned people inhabiting Somalia
the language of this people, belonging to the Cushitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages
of, relating to, or characteristic of Somalia, the Somalis, or their language
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