Pronunciation: (sō-mä'lē, su-), [key]
—n., pl. -lis, (esp. collectively) -li,
1. a member of a Hamitic population showing an admixture of Arab, black, and other ancestry, and dwelling in Somalia and adjacent regions.
2. the Cushitic language of the Somali.
of or pertaining to Somalia,its people, or their language.
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