Word for the Travel Wise (11/01/06)

I’m on the run this evening so I’m hitting you with another Somali word to start the month. Hope this one comes in handy someday.

Today’s word is a Somali word used in Somalia:

magacaa – What is your name?

Since Somali isn’t spoken by a large population learning the language online for free will be a difficult task to accomplish. Start with this Fortunecity site. They offer a 600 word English to Somali dictionary and vice versa. You maybe able to find an exchange partner online at My Language Exchange, provided there are Somali speakers registered with the site. Your best bet would be travel within the country, finding a local tutor or purchasing language software from African Language dot com. Their CD-ROM is priced at $99 USD, so may wish to shop around before buying.

Past Somali words:
maxaad shektay, qaalin, khapar, aabbe, waddan