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Somali-French dictionary & French-Somali dictionary


English-Somali phrasebook by topics (2000)

Defense language institute : basic vocabulary (+ audio) - public affairs - medical


Somali-English dictionary by Évangéliste de Larajasse (1897)

Somali language

Somali alphabet (video)

Beginning English for Somali speakers


Somali evaluative morphology by Nicola Lampitelli, in Handbook of evaluative morphology (2015)

The decomposition of Somali nouns by Nicola Lampitelli, in Brill's annual of Afroasiatic languages and linguistics (2013)


Grammar of the Somali language by John William Carnegie Kirk (1905)

Notes on the Somali language with examples of phrases and conversational sentences, by John William Carnegie Kirk (1903)

Practical grammar of the Somali language by Évangéliste de Larajasse & Cyprien de Sampont (1897)

Somali
The Somali language is spoken by 10 million people in Somalia, and also in a part of Ethiopia and Kenya (see the linguistic map).

In the 1920's, a Somali alphabet was created by Osman Yusuf Kenadid. It was replaced in the 1970's by the Latin alphabet.



Osmanya keyboard to type a text with the Osmanya alphabet new

Short notes on Somali previous scripts by Mauro Tosco (2015) new


Somali language and linguistics : a bibliography, par Morgan Nilsson (2016) new

News

BBC - VOA: news in Somali

Texts & Literature

books in Somali

A collection of Somali literature mainly from Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, by Muuse Galaal (1964)

Die Somali-Sprache: Somali texts with translation in German, by Leo Reinisch (1900)

Somali-Texte: Somali texts with translation in German, by Adolf Walter Schleicher (1900)


The Coran: translation in Somali new

WordProject: Bible in Somali (+ audio)

BibleGateway: Bible in Somali

First article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Aadanaha dhammaantiis wuxuu dhashaa isagoo xor ah kana siman xagga sharafta iyo xuquuqada
Waxaa Alle (Ilaah) siiyay aqoon iyo wacyi, waana in qof la arkaa qofka kale ula dhaqmaa si walaaltinimo ah.


-> Universal Declaration of Human Rights: bilingual text in Somali and other languages

Some Somali words

The double vowels are long.

The Latin and Arabic conversion:

j x kh c

nin, niman man, men
naag, naago woman, women
af language, mouth
waryaa ! hello!
nabad gelyo ! good bye!
nabad ku bari ! good night!
nabad peace
bari day
mahadsanid ! thank you!
bad sea
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Somalia: maps & documents

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