Somalian Baby Names & Somalian Names
The official language of Somalia is Somalian, also known as Somali, and is a member of the East Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. Somali is the best documented of the Cushitic languages with academic studies dating back before 1900 AD. The country of Somalia is located on the east African coast and is a neighbor to Ethiopia and Kenya. Due to a large international expatriate community, it is difficult to determine the number of Somali speakers, but most sources guess the native speakers to number around 8 million worldwide. Somali was declared the national language of Somalia in 1972, gaining official status and standardized use of the Latin script. Baby Name World keeps some Somalian and African baby names and name meanings for easier research and perusing.