UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/səʊˈmɑːli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/soʊˈmɑli, sə-/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sō mälē, sə-)

Inflections of 'Somali' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All usages)
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural—e.g. "Many Somali visit this city.")

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
So•ma•li /soʊˈmɑli, sə-/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -lis, -li. Also, So•ma•li•an /soʊˈmɑliən, -ˈmɑlyən, sə-/USA pronunciation  .
  • [countable] a person born or living in Somalia.
    1. [uncountable] the language spoken by many of the people of Somalia.

    1. of or relating to Somalia.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    So•ma•li  (sō mälē, sə-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -lis,  (esp. collectively) -li, adj. 
    1. Language Varietiesa member of a Hamitic population showing an admixture of Arab, black, and other ancestry, and dwelling in Somalia and adjacent regions.
    2. Language Varietiesthe Cushitic language of the Somali.

    1. Language Varietiesof or pertaining to Somalia,its people, or their language.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    Somali /səʊˈmɑːlɪ/ n
    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
    1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Somalia, the Somalis, or their language
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