Why don't Somalis speak Italian

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Most of Somalia was a italian colony and you won't here of anyone speacking italy or road signs being Italian or kids being taught Italian but in djibouti it's the opposit
 

Dalmoor

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Ok, pizza, mamma mia, forchetta.

Is it enough?

Or you want sumn more:fantasia2:

Suugo/Sugo: (Italian for "Sauce")
4. Borsa/Borsa: (Italian for "Bag")
5. Jalaato/Gelato: (Italian for "Ice Cream")
6. ??Makinad/Macchina: (Italian for "Machine")
7. Bistoolad/Pistola: (Italian for "Pistol")
8. Shukulaato= chocolate

Marehando/Ponte: (Italian for "Bridge"
2. Fiyoore/Fiore: (Italian for "Flower")
3. Zona/Zona: (Italian for "Zone")


4. Farmaajo/Formaggio=cheese:francis:
 

kickz

Engineer of Qandala
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My cousins speak it fluently.

But they have lived in Italy since the 80s :mjpls:

Ok, pizza, mamma mia, forchetta.

Is it enough?

Or you want sumn more:fantasia2:

Suugo/Sugo: (Italian for "Sauce")
4. Borsa/Borsa: (Italian for "Bag")
5. Jalaato/Gelato: (Italian for "Ice Cream")
6. ??Makinad/Macchina: (Italian for "Machine")
7. Bistoolad/Pistola: (Italian for "Pistol")
8. Shukulaato= chocolate

Marehando/Ponte: (Italian for "Bridge"
2. Fiyoore/Fiore: (Italian for "Flower")
3. Zona/Zona: (Italian for "Zone")


4. Farmaajo/Formaggio=cheese:francis:

Damn didn't know all that was Italian:ooh:
 

kickz

Engineer of Qandala
SIYAASI
VIP
The more you know:p:)

:farmajoyaab:= cheese

Looked it up and found a couple more

Fargeeto
Armaajo
Shukamaan/asciugamano
Doolshe
Istaraasho
Buskuleeti
Kastuumo
Salooto
Okiyaal/occhiali
Had no idea we had so many Italian loan words :shookgabre:
 

A_A

Islamic Fanfiction Writer
Looked it up and found a couple more

Fargeeto
Armaajo
Shukamaan/asciugamano
Doolshe
Istaraasho
Buskuleeti
Kastuumo
Salooto
Okiyaal/occhiali
Had no idea we had so many Italian loan words :shookgabre:
Don’t worry. Northern dialects tend to have more native Somali words.
Our language is safe, for now...
 

Von

With blood and Iron will we reach the fatherland
Its because Somali peninsular is unified within a single language, so we didnt have to adopt Italian as working language.

Also Roman-Somali relations is non-existence and the Italian economy is dead, so no point in learning it.
 
My hooyo learnt Italian when she was living in Xamar in the 70s and 80s, she finishes her phone conversations with a 'ciao' while speaking in Somali.
 

Blade1

Ashy Abdi Representative
No need we don't look up to them. And we weren't colonised by them for everyone's information
 

Apollo

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Educated 'baby boomer' Somalis (born between 1945 - 1965) know/understand Italian, but it died off with the collapse of the Barre regime and lack of support from Italy.
 
In Djibouti, they still speak French unfortunately & they even made Arabic official as well lol.

Somali & Afar have a lower status as Native languages than those foreign languages.
:francis:
 
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