Somalia

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geographical name So·ma·lia \ sō-ˈmä-lē-ə , sə- , -ˈmäl-yə \

Definition of Somalia

country in eastern Africa bordering on the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean and crossed by the Equator in the far south; capital Mogadishu area 246,154 square miles (637,539 square kilometers), population 10,250,000
Note: Somalia was formed in 1960 by the union of British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland .

Somalian

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