Definition of Somali

1. Noun. A member of a tall dark (mostly Muslim) people inhabiting Somalia.

Exact synonyms: Somalian
Group relationships: Somalia
Generic synonyms: African

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the African republic of Somalia or its people or their language and culture. "Somali coffee is excellent"
Exact synonyms: Somalian
Partainyms: Somalia, Somalia
Derivative terms: Somalia

3. Noun. The Cushitic language spoken by the Somali.
Generic synonyms: Cushitic

Definition of Somali

1. n. A Hamitic people of East Central Africa.

Definition of Somali

1. Proper noun. A Cushitic language spoken mainly in Somalia and eastern Ethiopia. ¹

2. Noun. A person from Somalia or of Somali descent. ¹

3. Noun. A domestic cat breed. ¹

4. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Somalia, the Somali people or language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Somali

1. A Hamitic people of East Central Africa. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Somali Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Somali

solyanka
solyankas
solœcism
solœcisms
solœcistic
som
soma
somaclonal variation
somaesthesia
somaesthesis
somaesthetic
somaesthetically
somaesthetics
somaj
somal
somalo
soman
somans
somas
somasthenia
somat-
somata
somatagnosia
somatalgia
somatasthenia
somatatesthesis
somatesthesia
somatesthetic

Literary usage of Somali

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1891)
"A Journey through part of somali-land, between Zeila and Bulhar. ... ALTHOUGH a British protectorate has existed in somali-land since tho evacuation of the ..."

2. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain), Joseph Jacobs, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Arthur Robinson Wright, William Crooke (1904)
"SPECIMENS OF somali TALES. (Collected by JWC Kirk, Lieut. VI. King's African Rifles.") THE following stories are offered to the student of folklore for what ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1860)
"I now applied to the Government for some somali policemen, but unfortunately there were then too few hands present to carry on the duties of the office, ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1885)
"PROCEEDINGS ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY AND MONTHLY RECORD OF GEOGRAPHY. A Journey through the somali Country to the Welle ..."

5. The Map of Africa by Treaty by Edward Hertslet, Great Britain (1894)
"LIST OP TREATIES, Ac. Ko. Page 178 1840—1894. Kotes On the somali ... Conditional recognition of Egyptian jurisdiction over the somali Coast (see Egypt). ..."

6. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1883)
"Various somali tribes or clans claim the territory between those towns and the possession of the road connecting them, resulting in incessant quarrels and ..."

7. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The early isolated High Cushitic tongues (originally branched off from a stock common with Galla and somali) diverge most strongly from the original type. ..."

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