Somali national language and Somali as a Second Language
Somali speaking countries include both countries with Somali national language and Somali as a second language. Check if Somali language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.
- Somali is national language of Somalia.
Compare Somali speaking countries with spanish speaking countries on Somali vs Spanish.
Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.
- Somali is not spoken as second language.
The Somali countries mentioned under Somali Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak Somali language.
Somali as minority language
Countries with Somali as minority language are also included in Somali speaking countries.
- Somali is spoken as minority language in Yemen.
Along with Somali speaking countries check out Somali speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.
- Continent wise Somali speaking countries mainly lie in Africa, Middle East.
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Somali Regulator and Facts
Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate Somali language are Somali regulators. Somali is regulated by National Languages Committee, Regional Somali Language Academy. The regulatory bodies of Somali lie in Somali speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of Somali:
- Somali language is one of the best documented Afro-Asiatic languages.
- One of the most widely spoken of the Cushitic languages is the Somali Language.
The Somali language is derived from Arabic Language and is closely related to Afar and Oromo Language.