[ 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.


of or relating to Somalia,its people, or their language. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for somali

/ (səʊˈmɑːlɪ) /


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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