Languages of Somalia
The official languages of Somalia are Somali and Arabic. There are in addition a number of minority and immigrant languages.
Somali is the official language of Somalia and the mother tongue of th...
Languages of Somalia - Wikipedia
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Somali language
Somali /sɵˈmɑːli/ (Af-Soomaali  [æf sɔːˈmɑːli]) is an Afro-Asiatic language, belonging to that family's Cushitic branch. It is spoken as a mother tongue by ethnic Somalis in Greater Somalia and t...
Somali language - Wikipedia
Arabic language
Arabic /ˈærəbɪk/ (Arabic: العَرَبِيةُ‎‎ al-ʻarabiyyah [alʕaraˈbijja] or Arabic: عربي ,عربى‎‎ ʻarabī [ˈʕarabiː]) is the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century and ...
Arabic language - Wikipedia
Bravanese language
Bravanese, also called Chimwiini (ChiMwini, Mwiini, Mwini) or Chimbalazi) is a variety of Swahili spoken by the Bravanese people, who are the predominant inhabitants of Barawa, or Brava, in Somalia. M...
Somali alphabet
The Somali Latin alphabet has been the official writing script in Somalia since 1972. It was developed by the Somali linguist Shire Jama Ahmed specifically for transcribing the Somali language, and is...
Somali alphabet - Wikipedia
Arabic script
The Arabic script is a writing system used for writing several languages of Asia and Africa, such as Arabic, the Sorani and Luri dialects of Kurdish, Persian, Pashto, and Urdu. Even until the 16th cen...
Arabic script - Wikipedia
Osmanya script
The Osmanya alphabet (Somali: Cismaanya, Osmanya: 𐒋𐒘𐒈𐒑𐒛𐒒𐒕𐒀), also known as Far Soomaali ("Somali writing"), is a writing script created to transcribe the Somali language. It was invented b...
Osmanya script - Wikipedia
Borama script
The Borama alphabet (Borama: 𐒄𐒋𐒦𐒩𐒗𐒓) is a writing script for the Somali language. It was devised around 1933 by Sheikh Abdurahman Sheikh Nuur of the Gadabuursi clan.
Though not as widely kno...
Borama script - Wikipedia
Kaddare script
The Kaddare alphabet is a writing script created to transcribe Somali, an Afro-Asiatic language.
The orthography was invented in 1952 by Sheikh Hussein Sheikh Ahmed Kaddare of the Abgaal Hawiye cl...
Kaddare script - Wikipedia
Wadaad's writing
Wadaad writing, also known as wadaad Arabic, is the traditional Somali adaptation of written Arabic, as well as the Arabic script as historically used to transcribe the Somali language. Originally, it...
Wadaad's writing - Wikipedia
Languages of Somaliland
The official languages of Somalia are Somali and Arabic. There are in addition a number of minority and immigrant languages.
Somali is the official language of Somalia and the mother tongue of th...
Languages of Somaliland - Wikipedia
Arabic grammar
Arabic grammar (Arabic: نحو عربي‎ naḥw ‘arabī or قواعد اللغة العربية qawā‘id al-lughah al-‘arabīyah) is the grammar of the Arabic language. Arabic is a Semitic language and its grammar has ...
Arabic grammar - Wikipedia
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Benadiri Somali
Benadiri Somali is a dialect of the Somali language. It is primarily spoken by the Benadiri people, who inhabit the southern Banaadir coast of Somalia.
Benadiri Somali is also referred to as Coast...
Bajuni dialect
Bajuni (Kibajuni), also known as Tikulu (Tikuu), is a variety of Swahili spoken by the Bajuni people who inhabit the tiny Bajuni Islands and coastal Kenya, in addition to parts of southern Somalia, wh...
Arabic phonology
While many languages have numerous dialects that differ in phonology, the contemporary spoken Arabic language is more properly described as a continuum of varieties. This article deals primarily with...
Hadhrami Arabic
Hadhrami or Ḥaḍrami Arabic ([ISO-639-3]) is a dialect of Arabic spoken by the Hadhrami people or Ḥaḍārima living in the Ḥaḍramawt. It is also spoken by many emigrants who migrated from the Ḥaḍramawt ...
Bravanese dialect
Bravanese, also called Chimwiini (ChiMwini, Mwiini, Mwini) or Chimbalazi) is a variety of Swahili spoken by the Bravanese people, who are the predominant inhabitants of Barawa, or Brava, in Somalia. M...
Dabarre language
Dabarre (also known as Af-Dabarre) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the Dabarre and Iroole Digil (Rahanweyn) clans of the Somalis in southern Somalia. It is part of the family's Cushitic branch, ...
Somali grammar
Somali is an agglutinative language, using a large number of affixes and particles to determine and alter the meaning of words.
As in other related languages, Somali nouns are inflected for gender...
Maay language
Maay Maay (also known as Af-Maay, Af-Maymay, Rahanween, Rahanweyn, or simply Maay) is a member of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family and is written using the Latin script. It is spoken mos...
Mehri language
Mehri or Mahri is a member of the Modern South Arabian languages, a subgroup of the Semitic branch of the Afroasiatic family. It is spoken by the Mehri people, who inhabit isolated areas of the easter...
Boon language
Boon or Af-Boon is a nearly extinct Cushitic language spoken by 59 people (as of 2000) in Jilib District, Middle Jubba Region, Somalia. In recent decades they have shifted to the Maay dialect of Jili...
Romanization of Arabic
Different approaches and methods for the romanization of Arabic exist. They vary in the way that they address the inherent problems of rendering written and spoken Arabic in the Latin script. Examples...
Jawi alphabet
Jawi (Jawi: جاوي‎ Jāwī; Pattani: Yawi; Acehnese: Jawoë) is an Arabic alphabet for writing the Malay language, Acehnese, Banjarese, Minangkabau, Tausūg and several other languages in Southeast As...
Jawi alphabet - Wikipedia
Perso-Arabic alphabet
The Persian alphabet (الفبای فارسی alefbā-ye fārsi) is a writing system based on the Arabic script. Originally used exclusively for the Arabic language, the Arabic alphabet was adapted to the Persian ...
Arabic alphabet
The Arabic alphabet (Arabic: الأَبْجَدِيَّة العَرَبِيَّة‎ al-abjadīyah al-ʻarabīyah or الحُرُوف العَرَبِيَّة al-ḥurūf al-ʻarabīyah) or Arabic abjad is the Arabic script as it is codified fo...
Tunni language
Tunni (also known as Af-Tunni) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the Tunni sub-group of the Rahanweyn clan of the Somali people, who reside in the Lower Shebelle and Middle Juba regions in souther...