Somali

[ soh-mah-lee, suh- ]
/ soʊˈmɑ li, sə- /

noun, plural So·ma·lis, (especially collectively) So·ma·li.

a member of a Hamitic population showing an admixture of Arab, black, and other ancestry, and dwelling in Somalia and adjacent regions.
the Cushitic language of the Somali.

adjective

of or relating to Somalia,its people, or their language.

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Somali
/ (səʊˈmɑːlɪ) /

noun

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

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Somalia, the Somalis, or their language
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