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Somali

[soh-mah-lee, suh-] /soʊˈmɑ li, sə-/
noun, plural Somalis (especially collectively) Somali.
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.
adjective
3.
of or relating to Somalia,its people, or their language.
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  • For this they pay exorbitantly at the Somali so-called "hotels."

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • One night we interviewed Askar, one of the Somali gunbearers.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • He had the Somali's love of a rupee, and there was no danger or hardship that he would not undergo in the hope of backsheesh.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • When we started we had four Somali gunbearers, each of whom rose at dawn to pray.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • Was it possible that by lying flat there upon the ground he could have escaped the attention of the Somali warrior?

    In the grip of the Mullah F. S. Brereton
British Dictionary definitions for Somali

Somali

/səʊˈmɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) -lis, -li. a member of a tall dark-skinned people inhabiting Somalia
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Cushitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Somalia, the Somalis, or their language
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