Subject areas for this language


Language Features

Alternate names
Common Somali, Standard Somali, Af-Maxaad Tiri, Soomaaliga
Degodia, Ogaden, Wardei, Af-Ashraaf, Benaadir, Northern Somali (Uardai, Wadai, Warday, Ashraaf)
OpenType tag

Information from ISO 639-3 and the  Ethnologue. Only a limited amount is shown here. For more detail consult the  Ethnologue entry for Somali.

This language is primarily used in

Other countries where this language is used



Entries for this language

Entries can contain text, graphics, media, files and software. Click on the entry title to see full details.

Title Subject Area
AfroRoman in Unicode Fonts & Keyboards
KeymanWeb keyboard for Somali Fonts & Keyboards
Linguist's Software - LaserAmharic Font Fonts & Keyboards
Names of Months and Days in Somali Use & History
Xenotype Osmanya Language Kit Fonts & Keyboards


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Sources for this language

Sources are references to books, web pages, articles and other materials. Click on the source title to see full details.

Title Type
Ethnologue entry for Somali - Ethnologue web page
Glottolog entry for Somali - Glottolog/Langdoc web page
ISO 639-3 page for Somali - ISO 639-3 web page
MultiTree entry for Somali - MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships web page
OLAC resources for Somali - Open Language Archives Community web page
The Gadabuursi Somali Script journal article
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Somali - Unicode - UDHR web page


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