So·​ma·​li | \ sō-ˈmä-lē How to pronounce Somali (audio) , sə- \
plural Somali or Somalis

Definition of Somali

1 : a member of a people of Somaliland
2 : the Cushitic language of the Somali

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Somali adjective

First Known Use of Somali

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Somali

from or akin to Somali Soomaali

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The first known use of Somali was in 1814

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“Somali.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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