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I am grateful to my father for sending me to school, and that we moved from Somalia to Kenya, where I learned English.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Meaning of "Somalia" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOMALIA

Somalia  [səʊˈmɑːlɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOMALIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Somalia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOMALIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Somalia

Somalia

Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia[1], is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on the continent's mainland,[6] and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands.[3] Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.[7] Somalia has a population of around 10 million. About 85% of residents are ethnic Somalis,[3] who have historically inhabited the northern part of the country. Ethnic minorities make up the remainder and are largely concentrated in the southern regions.[8] The official languages of Somalia are Somali and Arabic, both of which belong to the Afro-Asiatic family.[3] Most people in the country are Muslim,[9] with the majority being Sunni.[10] In antiquity, Somalia was an important commercial centre,[11][12] and is among the most probable locations of the fabled ancient Land of Punt.

Definition of Somalia in the English dictionary

The definition of Somalia in the dictionary is a republic in NE Africa, on the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden: the north became a British protectorate in 1884; the east and south were established as an Italian protectorate in 1889; gained independence and united as Somalia in 1960. In 1991 the former British Somaliland region in the north unilaterally declared itself independent as the Republic of Somaliland, and Puntland and other areas are also operating effectively as separate states, but this has not been recognized officially. Official languages: Arabic and Somali. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: Somali shilling. Capital: Mogadishu. Pop: 10 251 568. Area: 637 541 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOMALIA


amelia
əˈmiːlɪə
aurelia
ɔːˈriːlɪə
automobilia
ˌɔːtəməˈbiːlɪə
bromelia
brəˈmiːlɪə
browallia
brəˈwɑːlɪə
camellia
kəˈmiːlɪə
Delia
ˈdiːlɪə
earlier
ˈɜːlɪə
Elea
ˈiːlɪə
Elia
ˈiːlɪə
grindelia
ɡrɪnˈdiːlɪə
Himalia
hɪˈmɑːlɪə
Karelia
kəˈriːlɪə
lobelia
ləʊˈbiːlɪə
mycelia
maɪˈsiːlɪə
parleyer
ˈpɑːlɪə
peculiar
pɪˈkjuːlɪə
qualia
ˈkwɑːlɪə
syringomyelia
səˌrɪŋɡəʊmaɪˈiːlɪə
telia
ˈtiːlɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOMALIA

Solway Firth
Solyman
Solyom
Solzhenitsyn
som
Som.
SOM1
soma
somaesthesia
somaesthesis
somaesthetic
Somali
Somali cat
Somalian
Somaliland

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOMALIA

Athalia
Australia
bacchanalia
Castalia
Commonwealth of Australia
generalia
genitalia
inter alia
Italia
marginalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
paraphernalia
personalia
realia
regalia
rosalia
South Australia
Thalia
Western Australia
Westphalia

Synonyms and antonyms of Somalia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Somalia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOMALIA

Find out the translation of Somalia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Somalia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Somalia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

索马里
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Somalia
570 millions of speakers

English

Somalia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सोमालिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصُومَال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Сомали
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Somália
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সোমালিয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Somalie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Somalia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Somalia
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ソマリア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소말리아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Somalia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước Somali
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சோமாலியா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सोमालिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Somali
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Somalia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Somalia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Сомалі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Somalia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σομαλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Somalië
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Somalia
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Somalia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Somalia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOMALIA»

The term «Somalia» is very widely used and occupies the 5.709 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOMALIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Somalia

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SOMALIA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Somalia.
1
Barkhad Abdi
I left Somalia when I was seven years old, but I witnessed a whole year in a war.
2
Hawa Abdi
I don't recognize my people anymore. I feel Somalia is lost. There is no Somalia. It is just a name.
3
Hawa Abdi
We women in Somalia are trying to be leaders in our community.
4
Hawa Abdi
The long-term solution in preventing another famine in Somalia is to promote self-reliance.
5
Hawa Abdi
I have big hope for the Canadian government to help Somalia with something concrete and tangible. I haven't seen that.
6
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I am grateful to my father for sending me to school, and that we moved from Somalia to Kenya, where I learned English.
7
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I don't have much in me left for Somalia, because the country is so broken, it's not realistic to daydream about it.
8
George Ayittey
African history is filled with experiences of people shooting their way to power and then splintering into factions, like in Somalia and Liberia.
9
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
The change began in Somalia, where we discovered that we were involved in an operation where there was no peace, so there was no more a peacekeeping operation because there was no peace.
10
Jan Egeland
I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOMALIA»

Discover the use of Somalia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Somalia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Somalia: Issues, History, and Bibliography
Somalia has been in the world spotlight numerous times in the 1990s. This book brings together important issues of Somalia along with a brief version of its history and a selective bibliography.
Nina J. Fitzgerald, 2002
2
The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World
The book looks at how the unrecognized mini-state of Puntland is dealing with the rise—and increasing sophistication—of piracy and how, through legal and military action, other nations, international shippers, the United Nations, and ...
Jay Bahadur, 2011
3
Somalia
"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Somalia"--Provided by publisher.
Susan M. Hassig, Zawiah Abdul Latif, 2008
4
Culture and Customs of Somalia
Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Somalia.
Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi, 2001
5
Somalia
Tamara L Britton. Hayeh from Somalia! 7 Timeline. OFFICIAL NAME: Somalia ( Soomaaliya) CAPITAL: Mogadishu LAND • Area: 246,201 Hayeh! 5.
Tamara L Britton, 2010
6
Somalia
Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Somalia.
LeeAnne Gelletly, 2002
7
Somalia
Describes the landscape, culture, food, animals, sports, and holidays of Somalia.
Mike Graf, 2002
8
Somalia: Economy Without State
Do money, international trade, and investment survive without a state? Do pastoralists care about development and social improvement? This book describes the complexity of the Somali situation in the light of international terrorism.
Peter D. Little, 2003
9
Unraveling Somalia: Race, Class, and the Legacy of Slavery
3. Slavery and the Jubba Valley Frontier
Catherine Besteman, 1999
10
Somalia: State Collapse, Multilateral Intervention, and ...
This book shows how lessons learned in Somalia will shape international responses in future cases.
Terrence Lyons, Ahmed Ismail Samatar

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOMALIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Somalia is used in the context of the following news items.
1
UN aid workers among six killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia
(CNN) An improvised bomb exploded near a U.N. vehicle traveling near the northeastern Somali city of Garowe on Monday morning, killing six people ... «CNN, Apr 15»
2
The global squeeze on Somalia just got worse, thanks to Kenya
The world's chokehold on Somalia's key financial lifeline is getting even tighter. As of February, many banks in the United States have largely stopped servicing ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
3
Somalia puts bounty on al-Shabab leaders
The al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have promised a "long, gruesome war" against Kenya, which has troops in the African Union force in neighbouring Somalia. «BBC News, Apr 15»
4
Kenya says it destroys two al Shabaab camps in Somalia
The rural Gedo region of Somalia is difficult to reach and reports about the ... was reported missing by his father after he crossed into Somalia to join al Shabaab. «Reuters, Apr 15»
5
Al-Shabaab profile: A history of Somalia's insurgent movement
A short time ago, al-Shabaab controlled most of southern Somalia and its ranks were swelled with eager young recruits keen to carry the group's jihadist mission ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
6
Somalia hotel siege ends; UN diplomat, 19 others killed
Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) A siege that started with gunmen detonating a bomb and spraying bullets in a hotel in Somalia ended Saturday with at least 20 ... «CNN, Mar 15»
7
Somalia extremists purportedly urge attacks on U.S. shopping malls …
JOHANNESBURG — A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, ... «Mashable, Feb 15»
8
Somalia's troubles come south
IN the small hours of December 2nd gunmen snuck up on a group of sleeping quarry workers in Mandera country, close to Kenya's border with Somalia. «The Economist, Dec 14»
9
Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI — Somalia's Islamist extremist rebels, al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who ... «Washington Post, Nov 14»
10
Somalia car bomb suicide attack 'kills 12'
A suicide car bomber has killed 12 people in an attack aimed at African Union (AU) troops in Somalia, an official has said. A car laden with explosives was ... «BBC News, Sep 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Somalia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/somalia>. Jan 2021 ».
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