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.

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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. Giles Noakes:

    A lot of people are dying from piracy - nowhere near that number died in the last few years in the Western Indian Ocean (due to Somali piracy), we are particularly concerned by the issue.

  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. Anthony Eber:

    I don't think I've seen any in Delaware, i see some Guinean [drivers], but no Somali drivers.

  4. Kristen Ehresmann:

    I want to be very clear that this outbreak has nothing to do with being Somali. It's just the sheer fact of being unvaccinated.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Somalis have made my city of Wilmington, Delaware, [their home] on a smaller scale. There is a large, very identifiable Somali community, i might add if you ever come to the train station with me you’ll notice I have great relationships with them because there’s an awful lot driving cabs and are friends of mine. For real. I’m not being solicitous. I’m being serious.

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    the difference between the market value of a property and the claims held against it
    • A. equity
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