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  Ethnologue 14 report for language code:SOM
Northern Somali is the basis for Standard Somali.
It is readily intelligible to speakers of Benaadir Somali, but difficult or unintelligible to Maay and Digil speakers, except for those who have learned it through mass communications, urbanization, and internal movement.
Hawiye northern clans (Habar Gidir) speak a dialect of Common Somali similar to the adjacent Daarood clans, while Hawiye southern clans (especially Abgaal and Gaaljaal) speak the Benaadir dialect of Common Somali.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=SOM   (481 words)

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Society-SOMALI The Somali people consist of two major divisions: the Somali proper (Samaale) made up of the Dir, Isaaq (Esa), Hawiye (Hawiya), and Daarood (Darod); and the outcast Sab groups consisting of the Digil and Rahanwin, who are markedly different in their occupations and dialects from the rest of the population.
The Somali economy is based primarily on animal husbandry, with the camel being the mainstay of the nomadic subsistence pattern.
The social structure of the Somali is arranged in tiers of kinship, tracing connections in an elaborate genealogy to two brothers, Somali and Sab, the ancestors of the divisions of the same name.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /EthnoAtlas/Hmar/Cult_dir/Culture.7870   (1591 words)

By the end of the 19th century, Somali people were living under the rule of four foreign powers: the British (in north-central Somalia and in northeast Kenya), the Italians (in southern Somalia), the French (in the northwest, in what is now Djibouti), and the Ethiopians (in the Ogaden region).
Somali is spoken in by 7.8 million people in Somalia and Somaliland where it is the official language.
Somali is now taught as a subject and used as a medium of instruction in the primary schools; it is taught as a subject in secondary schools.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/july/somali.html   (911 words)

Somalis are also referred to as "longhaired Abyssinians", since Abyssinians are the "parent breed" of the Somali breed.
Somalis are sweet-faced, lithe, muscular cats with an overall impression of alertness, intelligence and keen curiosity.
Somalis have a gentle loving nature, they get along well with dogs and with their gentleness and sense of fun make a great pet for older children.
www.somali-cats.co.uk /page2.html   (350 words)

The new breed was named the Somali, in reference to the neighboring country of Ethiopia, the supposed birthplace of the Abyssinian.
Somalis have a gentle temperament and are sociable toward other cats and strangers.
Somali kittens are born with nearly bicolor coats: dark on the back and light on the underparts.
www.furrycritter.com /resources/cats/Somali.htm   (525 words)

 Poetry Translation Centre | SOAS | Poems in Translation | Somali
Common Somali is spoken in most of Somalia and in adjacent territories (Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti), and is used by broadcasting stations in Somalia and in Somali-language broadcasts originating outside the country.
Facility with language is highly valued in Somali society; the capability of a suitor, a warrior, or a political or religious leader is judged in part by his verbal adroitness.
Somali scholars also succeeded in developing a vocabulary to deal with a range of subjects from mathematics and physics to administration and ideology.
www.poetrytranslation.soas.ac.uk /poems/index.cfm?lang=7   (743 words)

 An Immigration Explosion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The options the displaced Somalis face are simple: stay and be kept in the hellish limbo of the refugee camps or follow many of their friends and relatives to America and get on the federal dole.
Jamal has intervened in cases of Somali violence in schools against Native Americans and native born fls, excusing their bullying as the result of coming from a near structureless society to one as culturally different and litigious as America.
Somali criminal deportation hearings have been stymied as their benefactors argue there is no organized government for them to be turned over to, thus suspending all deportations pending court review.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/929132/posts   (3791 words)

 Somali language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Somali is an Afro-Asiatic language, of the East Cushitic branch.
Somali is spoken mostly in Somalia, eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya, but speakers are found all over the world because of the Somali civil war.
Somali has several strategies to indicate where the intention or the interest or the focus is located in the phrase: a topic-comment or focus construction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Somali_language   (1107 words)

 Cat Fanciers: Somali: Cat Breed FAQ
Somalis are also referred to as "longhaired Abyssinians", since Abyssinians are the "parent breed" of the Somali breed.
Somalis are sweet-faced, lithe, muscular cats with an overall impression of alertness, intelligence and keen curiousity.
Somalis are adept communicators, but don't rely on their voices to do so.
www.fanciers.com /breed-faqs/somali-faq.html   (1813 words)

 Somali alphabets, pronunciation and language
Somali is a member of the East Cushtic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family.
Somali has been written with four different scripts: an Arabic-based abjad known as Wadaad's writing, a Latin-based alphabet and two native alphabets, the Osmanya script and the Borama script.
Somali is a tonal language with four tones which are not usually marked in writing.
www.omniglot.com /writing/somali.htm   (559 words)

 Cat Fanciers' Association: Breed Profile: Somali
Somalis are intelligent cats, and while active, they have soft voices and are usually quiet.
Somalis are well-proportioned, medium to large cats with firm muscular development.
Somalis have small litters of three to four kittens, which develop slowly.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/somali.html   (574 words)

 culture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I believe understanding the Somali culture related to the behavior of Somali students will be very helpful tools to the American school staff who want to help Somali students reach their educational goal.
Somali parents teach their kids how to dress before they reach the age of maturity or puberty.
Somali people may escape from dogs in order to protect their ablution for prayer otherwise it is invalidated.
ww2.saturn.stpaul.k12.mn.us /somali/culture.html   (2708 words)

 Somali Lyrics
This young man represents a class of Somali musicians that emerged in the late eighties and catapulted to a blossoming level of popularity among the Somali youngsters.
Traditionally, the Somali music was a profession learnt outside the classroom and was by large talent-based.
Maryan Mursal, Somalia's top night club performer in the early 70s and currently a patriotic voice admired by Somalis in the Diaspora, said that she was fully in support of the banning of music by the Somali Islamic Courts and urged all Somali artists to quit singing and performing drama.
www.somalilyrics.net   (404 words)

 An Islamic point of view
As Minnesota's Somali population grows, it is not uncommon for Islamic values to collide with the practices of American employers, especially when the employer is unfamiliar with Islam.
In one incident familiar to Mursal, a Somali worker was on a scheduled, authorized break, and using the time for prayer in the lunch room.
As Somali people become aware of their rights, the willingness to walk away from unfair treatment without a fight is fading.
www.humanrights.state.mn.us /somali_islam_pov.html   (1020 words)

 Somali Bantu Refugees
Somali Bantu health in Kakuma is poor, and there are many factors related to their poor health conditions.
The leading health problems for Somali Bantu children are pneumonia (41% of the deaths), malaria (24.5% of the deaths) and watery diarrhea (16.9% of the deaths).
Somali Bantus, along with many other cultures, often take more of a reactive approach to their health, only planning to see if a doctor if an individual is sick.
ethnomed.org /cultures/somali/somali_bantu.html   (2375 words)

 Somali People Profile
Somalis also live in the southern half of the country of Djibouti, and in the North Eastern Province of Kenya.
There are folk genealogies tracing certain Somali clans to the Arabian Peninsula and associating their ancestors with the Sharifs, the family of prophet Mohammed.
Somalis are not a unitary people group, but a grouping of broad clan federations divided by language and by clan conflicts.
endor.hsutx.edu /~obiwan/profiles/somali.html   (2303 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
Northern Somali is the primary dialect and is the basis for standard Somali.
Northern Somali is the main dialect and is highly intelligible to speakers of Benaadir Somali, but is considerably less intelligible to speakers of the Af-Ashraaf dialect.
Somali is the official language of Somalia and Somaliland (independent northern Somalia) and figures prominently in Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya, where it is an important second language.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=176&menu=004   (1319 words)

General:  The Somali is the long-haired version of the Abyssinian, with the exception of the coat length; they are the same cat.
  The overall impression of the ideal Somali is a medium to large cat, regal in appearance.
  The Somali stands well off the ground and the length of the leg should be in proportion with the length of the body.
www.aaceinc.org /pages/breeds/som.htm   (812 words)

As of January 1991, Somali National Army (SNA) and all related military and security forces disbanded; an indeterminate number of elements reconstituted as clan militias and irregular regional forces.
In the early 1980s, the Somali armed forces were organized and deployed to prevent an Ethiopian attack.
Despite the existence of these academies and schools, the Somali military relied on foreign training to maintain sophisticated weapons systems and to improve the technical and leadership skills of its personnel.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/somalia/military.htm   (567 words)

 Somali and Abyssinian Cat Breeders Ring
I have 3 Somali and 1 Maine Coon Queen and a Somali stud.
We are devoted to breeding Somalis in blue, lilac and fawn, and silvers.
Somali cats, red and ruddy, raised lovingly underfoot in the California foothills.
j.webring.com /hub?ring=somaliandabyssin   (475 words)

 Somali Cat Breed Description with Photos
Somali cats are intensely affectionate to their people, and are usually extroverted and enjoy visitors also.
One characteristic of many Somalis is the hairdresser gene they seem to love licking and grooming peoples hair.
Somalis are intelligent cats who thrive on company therefore if they are to be regularly alone while you are at work, you should consider a second cat for company.
www.catsofaustralia.com /somali.htm   (686 words)

 Star-Telegram.com: | 11/27/2007 | Somali gets 10 years in Ohio bomb plot
In this undated file photo released by the U.S. government, Nuradin Mahamoud Abdi, a Somali immigrant arrested in 2004 who prosecutors say wanted to bomb an unspecified Columbus-area shopping mall, is seen.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Somali immigrant was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall with a man later convicted of being an al-Qaida terrorist.
Nuradin Abdi, a cell phone salesman before his arrest, pleaded guilty in July to conspiring to provide material support for terrorists.
www.star-telegram.com /190/story/327491.html   (718 words)

The Somali is an active cat and requires approximately 80 Kcals of food per kg of bodyweight per day.
The Somalis can be shown at all major UK cat shows although some of the colours still only have preliminary recognition.
The original introduction of the longhaired gene took place in Britain and Abyssinians carrying the recessive gene were exported to Europe, America and Australia and it was in America that systematic breeding of the Somali began.
www.petplanet.co.uk /petplanet/breeds/Somali.htm   (1113 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
Ten million Somali live scattered across eight countries in the northeastern portion of Africa, commonly called the "Horn of Africa," and in the Middle East.
The name, Somali, is derived from the words, "so maal," which literally mean, "Go milk a beast for yourself!" To the Somali, this is actually a rough expression of hospitality.
The Somali are 80% Shafiite Muslims, with Sufism (a mystic branch of Islam) being an important "religious experience" for many.
www.global12project.com /2004/profiles/p_code/1004.html   (812 words)

 Somalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال, Aṣ-Ṣuumaal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation at the Horn of Africa in East Africa.
The president of the Somali transitional government, Abdullahi Yusuf, told the BBC the alliance of warlords was not fighting on behalf of the transitional government, even though several of the warlords held cabinet posts.
The Somali language was not used extensively for writing until 1973, when a standard orthography using the Latin alphabet was decreed by the Supreme Revolutionary Council (SRC).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Somalia   (4009 words)

 Somali cleric calls for pope's death - World - theage.com.au
Somali cleric calls for pope's death - World - theage.com.au
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"Whoever offends our Prophet Mohammed should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim," Malin, a prominent cleric in the Somali capital, told worshippers at a mosque in southern Mogadishu.
www.theage.com.au /news/world/somali-cleric-calls-for-popes-death/2006/09/16/1158334739295.html   (469 words)

 Somali: FBRL Breed Page
For many years, longhaired kittens from Aby breedings were quietly eliminated (some by placing as pets, sometimes not) until unrelated groups of breeders in Canada and the United States began working with these longhaired "throwaways" in the early 1960s to develop the breed that exists today.
The Somali breed was accepted for championship status in CFA in 1977, though only in ruddy; other colors -- red, blue, and fawn -- were accepted later.
Although sources often state that Somalis are not good apartment-dwellers, they are fine apartment cats as long as they have the run of the place.
www.breedlist.com /somali-breeders.html   (551 words)

 Animal Info - Somali Golden Mole   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Somali golden mole occurs in dense bush and savanna of the Somali Peninsula.
The Somali golden mole is known only from one specimen described in 1968 from Giohar (= Villaggio Duca degli Abruzzi) in southern Somalia.
The restricted habitat of the Somali golden mole is declining.
www.animalinfo.org /species/chlotyto.htm   (409 words)

By the 1960s an American breeder discovered a semi-longhaired Abyssinian from her stud cat and was able to consistently breed for the semi-longhair and the Somali Cat breed was established.
The Somali Cat should only be breed within the breed or to the Abyssinian Cat.
The Somali Cats are considered to be a semi-longhair.
www.terrific-cats.com /breeds/somali.asp   (231 words)

 Somali Mai Community of Minnesota ,INC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Somali Mai Community of Minnesota, Inc. is dedicated to support and empower refugees and immigrants in the United States, particularly the Somali Mai community in the state of Minnesota, to integrate their lives into the United States.
While most assume that all Somali immigrants speak the dominant language of Somalia, Maha, Mai speakers from the southern region of Somalia constitute approximately 18,000 of the 60,000 Somali immigrants now living in Minnesota.
Somali Mai speaker are often unable to obtain even the most basic human services due to the language and cultural barriers.
www.arlaadi.com /SOMCOM.html   (255 words)

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