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Somali

[ soh-mah-lee, suh- ]
/ soʊˈmɑ li, sə- /
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noun, plural So·ma·lis, (especially collectively) So·ma·li for 1.
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.
adjective
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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Origin of Somali

First recorded in 1800–10 as Samaulies (plural); from Somali Soomaali, a self-designation
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British Dictionary definitions for Somali

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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