Somalia

geographical name
So·​ma·​lia | \ sō-ˈmä-lē-ə How to pronounce Somalia (audio) , 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.

Other Words from Somalia

Somalian \ sō-​ˈmä-​lē-​ən How to pronounce Somalian (audio) , sə-​ , -​ˈmäl-​yən \ adjective or noun

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