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Translation Services USA offers professional translation services for English to Somali and Somali to English language pairs. We also translate Somali to and from any other world language. We can translate into over 100 different languages. In fact, Translation Services USA is the only agency in the market which can fully translate Somali to literally any language in the world!

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Our translation team consists of many expert and experienced Somali translators. Each translator specializes in a different field such as legal, financial, medical, and more.

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Whether your Somali translation need is small or large, Translation Services USA is always there to assist you with your translation needs. Our Somali translation team has many experienced document translators who specialize in translating many different types of documents including birth and death certificates, marriage certificates and divorce decrees, diplomas and transcripts, and any other Somali document you may need translated.

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Somali Language Facts:

  • 15 million native speakers
  • Spoken by 0.22% of the world population
  • Mainly spoken in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Dijibouti, Yemen

The Somali language is a member of the Cushitic languages. It is spoken mostly in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Djibouti, but speakers are found all over the world because of the civil war. It has between 15 to 25 million speakers.


Somali is an Afro-Asiatic language, of the Cushitic branch. It is most related to the Afar language and Oromo language. It is distantly related to the Arabic language and other Semitic languages. Somali has been very influenced by Arabic, as a large number of words have been borrowed from Arabic since the arrival of Islam.

Geographic distribution

It is spoken mostly in Somalia, eastern Ethiopia, and Djibouti, but speakers are found all over the world because of the Somali civil war. It has between 15 to 25 million speakers.

Somali is also spoken by Somali communities all over the world, including, but not limited to, the Middle East, Europe, North America and Australia.

Official status

Somali is an official language in Somalia. It is also important in Djibouti and eastern Ethiopia.


Of the Somali dialects, the most widely used is Common Somali, a term applied to several sub-dialects, the speakers of which can understand each other easily. 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.

Coastal Somali is spoken on the Banaadir Coast (from Cadale to south of Baraawe) and its immediate hinterland. Central Somali is spoken in the interriverine area, chiefly by members of the Rahanwayn clan-family. Speakers of Common and Coastal Somali can understand each other after a few weeks of close contact, speakers of Common and Central Somali only after a few months.

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