somali dialect challenge

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Most young reer jaabuuti city speak broken af soomaali mixed with French which is annoying when go there and have conversation with Djboutian
 

Apollo

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It is surprising that the Somali language is so similar between large geographic distances + the lack of a unified government enforcing standardization.

With German (and many other European languages), the non-standard versions of the language (dialects/pre-centralization) are way more different from each other than Djibouti Af-Somali and Jubbaland Af-Somali.
 

convincation

Ciyaal mahaday
It is surprising that the Somali language is so similar between large geographic distances + the lack of a unified government enforcing standardization.

With German (and many other European languages), the non-standard versions of the language (dialects/pre-centralization) are way more different from each other than Djibouti Af-Somali and Jubbaland Af-Somali.
Thats because the people in jubaland today aren’t the same as the people in jubaland 400 years ago. You wouldn’t be saying this if you heard dialects like af tunni, af jiddu, af dabarre etc
 

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Ciyaal mahaday
Do reer banadari still live in kismayao ??
Kismayo was never a benadiri city. It was originally bajuni (a coastal swahili group) who named the city chisumu. Sheekhaal came after them and then darood
Are they Somali dialects or are they considered different languages?
They are all part of the proto somali language family (proto east-Omo-tana).
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Notice how af maxaa tiri is just one of many branches of the proto somali language family

Another interesting observation is that af maay and af maxaa are more related than all the other dialects and maay and maxaa speakers can barely understand eachother, imagine t
:browtf:


That being said majority of the native speakers of these languages already speak fluent maay or maxaa or both as a lingua Franca so you wouldn’t have any trouble communicating with them
 
Kismayo was never a benadiri city. It was originally bajuni (a coastal swahili group) who named the city chisumu. Sheekhaal came after them and then darood

They are all part of the proto somali language family (proto east-Omo-tana). View attachment 201267
Notice how af maxaa tiri is just one of many branches of the proto somali language family

Another interesting observation is that af maay and af maxaa are more related than all the other dialects and maay and maxaa speakers can barely understand eachother, imagine t
:browtf:


That being said majority of the native speakers of these languages already speak fluent maay or maxaa or both as a lingua Franca so you wouldn’t have any trouble communicating with them

From what I've heard of Maay, it sounds like it's half Maxaa and half Oromo lol
 

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Kismayo was never a benadiri city. It was originally bajuni (a coastal swahili group) who named the city chisumu. Sheekhaal came after them and then darood

They are all part of the proto somali language family (proto east-Omo-tana). View attachment 201267
Notice how af maxaa tiri is just one of many branches of the proto somali language family

Another interesting observation is that af maay and af maxaa are more related than all the other dialects and maay and maxaa speakers can barely understand eachother, imagine t
:browtf:


That being said majority of the native speakers of these languages already speak fluent maay or maxaa or both as a lingua Franca so you wouldn’t have any trouble communicating with them
Somalis lived in Kismayo before the Bajunis (a group of mixed people) before the Cushitic migration it was inhabited by hunter-gatherers
 
Kismayo was never a benadiri city. It was originally bajuni (a coastal swahili group) who named the city chisumu. Sheekhaal came after them and then darood

They are all part of the proto somali language family (proto east-Omo-tana). View attachment 201267
Notice how af maxaa tiri is just one of many branches of the proto somali language family

Another interesting observation is that af maay and af maxaa are more related than all the other dialects and maay and maxaa speakers can barely understand eachother, imagine t
:browtf:


That being said majority of the native speakers of these languages already speak fluent maay or maxaa or both as a lingua Franca so you wouldn’t have any trouble communicating with them
OK are reer bajuni still living there ?
 

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