[soh-mah-lee-land, suh-]


a coastal region in E Africa, including Djibouti, Somalia, and the Ogaden part of Ethiopia. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of somaliland

  • As an 11-year-old growing up in Somaliland, then a British protectorate, Edna Adan Ismail had a powerful dream.

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    Somaliland's Healer of Women

    Lynn Sherr

    March 13, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for somaliland



a former region of E Africa, between the equator and the Gulf of Aden: includes Somalia, Djibouti, and SE Ethiopia
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