What does Somali mean?

Definitions for Somali
soʊˈmɑ li, sə-so·ma·l·i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Somali.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Somalian, Somalinoun

    a member of a tall dark (mostly Muslim) people inhabiting Somalia

  2. Somaliadjective

    the Cushitic language spoken by the Somali

  3. Somalian, Somaliadjective

    of or relating to the African republic of Somalia or its people or their language and culture

    "Somali coffee is excellent"


  1. Somalinoun

    A person from Somalia or of Somali descent.

  2. Somalinoun

    A domestic cat breed.

  3. Somaliadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Somalia, the Somali people or language.

  4. Somalinoun

    A Cushitic language spoken mainly in Somalia and eastern Ethiopia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somalinoun

    alt. of Somal


  1. Somali

    The first cats of this type were longhairs that appeared in litters of Abyssinian kittens. In the 1940s, a British breeder named Janet Robertson exported some normal Abyssinian kittens to Australia, New Zealand, and North America. Descendants of these cats occasionally produced kittens with long or fuzzy coats, and in 1963, Mary Mailing, a breeder from Canada, entered one into a local pet show. Ken McGill, the show's judge, asked for one to breed from. An American Abyssinian breeder Evelyn Mague, also received longhairs from her cats, which she named "Somalis". Don Richings, another Canadian breeder, used kittens from McGill, and began to work with Mague. The first Somali recognized as such by a fancier organization was Mayling Tutsuta, on of McGill's cats. As of the late 1970s, the Somali was fully accepted in North America. The new breed was accepted in Europe in the 1980s. By 1991, the breed was broadly accepted internationally.

Anagrams for Somali »

  1. Alimos

  2. limosa

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Somali in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Somali in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Somali in a Sentence

  1. Ali Nur:

    This is a great shame and it will be difficult for the residents to trust the Somali government and the AU troops, we ask the government and AMISOM to send their troops as soon as possible.

  2. Ahmed Ibrahim:

    We understand al Shabaab ambushed the Somali military commando trainees and captured two military pickup trucks, it is too early to know what the casualties are because fighting is still going on in the jungle.

  3. Jacob Frey:

    We need to acknowledge that our city is experiencing a lot of raw emotion right now, and I know that is especially true for our Somali community who has lost a young man.

  4. Mahat Mohamed Ahmed:

    Anti-money laundering is a huge issue for dealing with international banks. They don't want to deal with Somali banks.

  5. Mohamed Yasin Jama:

    I am a Muslim and I am Somali, I am Kenyan living here, and in that way I can assure you if al-Shabab found me today they call us what they call Mortad (apostates), that is, someone who works against them and they wouldnt differentiate me from yourself.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    • A. fluster
    • B. aberrate
    • C. excogitate
    • D. huff

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