Quick Answer: What Do You Call Someone From Somalia?

What does Somalian mean?

Somalian – a member of a tall dark (mostly Muslim) people inhabiting Somalia.


Somalia – a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare.

African – a native or inhabitant of Africa..

What are Somalis mixed with?

1A of Hodgson et al. and shows approximately 60% East African and 40% West Eurasian (25% West Asian and 15% North African) ancestry in the Somali population. The similarity of individuals is apparent, which presumably reflects very ancient admixture events and a unification process through endogamy.

Are Somalis tall?

The men are generally six feet in height, and all have the most regular white teeth. The Somali are generally tall and well made, with a very dark smooth skin; their features express great intelligence and anima- tion, and are of a Grecian type, with thin lips and aquiline noses ; their hair is long, and very thick.

Is Somali Arab or African?

Somalis (Somali: Soomaalida or π’ˆπ’π’‘π’›π’π’˜π’†π’–) are an East Cushitic ethnic group native to the Horn of Africa who share a common ancestry, culture and history.

Which is correct Somali or Somalian?

As a Somali person, the correct noun is Somali. There is no “Somalian.” The country is called Somalia, the people Somali, the language Somali, the culture Somali.

Is Somali different from Somalia?

Somaliland has been a distinct region from Somalia since the late 1800s. It was a British protectorate until 1960 (meaning a dependent territory, over which the British government exercised limited jurisdiction). It then became independent for just five days.