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1A member of a mainly Muslim people of Somalia.
- ‘There are two major ethnic groups in Djibouti, the Afars (sometimes also called the Danakil) and the Somalis.’
- ‘Afar have a traditional preference for patrilateral cross-cousin marriage; the Issa and other Somalis are less strict.’
- ‘In June 1976, the territory's citizenship law, which favored the Afar minority, was revised to reflect more closely the weight of the Issa Somali.’
- ‘The decision means that thousands of migrants, among them Zimbabweans, Iraqis, and Somalis who were given the right to live temporarily in Britain, could now be sent back home.’
- ‘Some 40 percent of the striking workers are comprised of immigrant groups as various as Somalis, Tibetans and workers from the Balkans.’
- ‘This synthesis of spiritual worldviews is not unique to Hausa Islam, but is found in most other Afro-Islamic communities, such as those of the Somali, the Swahili, and the Bambara.’
- 1.1mass noun The Cushitic language of the Somalis, the official language of Somalia, also spoken in Djibouti and parts of Kenya and Ethiopia, and having over 6 million speakers.
- ‘All Somalis speak Somali, the official language.’
- ‘It is home to people of different national origins whose first languages include Somali, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.’
- ‘The desert-dwelling peoples of the Southeast speak dialects of Somali.’
- ‘In Southall campaigners toured local estates with a loudspeaker car, with speakers in Punjabi and Somali as well as English.’
- ‘Speakers of African language Lingala, Persian language Farsi, Lithuanian and Somali are among those needed.’
- 1.2A native or inhabitant of Somalia.
- ‘There are photographs of Iraqis, Kurds, Somalis and refugees from the former Soviet Union.’
- ‘The measure affected Afghans, Somalis and Chechens facing return to regions beset by civil wars or with no functioning government.’
- ‘It was part of a nationwide crackdown on the centers that Somalis use to send money home to family members.’
- ‘The largest single group of students are Chinese, followed by Afghans, Russians and Somalis.’
- ‘The Somalis come in to browse for news of their country.’
Relating to Somalia, the Somalis, or their language.
- ‘Despite his fluency in the Somali language and culture, Ibrahim considers himself thoroughly American.’
- ‘If Mo breaks through into the big time, a lot of doors will open for Somali people.’
- ‘And those same Somali students who streamed into the ESL program have also pushed up local school enrollment, which translates into increased federal and state funding.’
- ‘While national reporting has observed the growth of Republican suburbs in the last few Minnesota election cycles, the swelling of Somali voter rolls could be a boost for Democrats.’
- ‘There are television and radio broadcasts in the French, Afar, Somali, and Arabic languages.’
The name in Somali.
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