Somali 101

Top Resources for Learning Somali

Learn Somali with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Somali.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Somali with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Somali language

Free Courses

Amazon - Somali language learning materials

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Somali language survival kit basic guide

Dictionaries and Translation

Grammar and Vocabulary

Forvo - Collection of Somali words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Somali grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Somali vocabulary

Video

TED - Watch TED talks with Somali subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Somali

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Books

News

Other Resources

Articles and Opinion

This list is updated as more resources become available. You may want to bookmark this page so you can easily refer to it again later.

Do you know of a quality resource that should be on this list? If so, please let me know about it or share it in the comments below!

  • MNQ

    Can you provide a combined audio file for the full set of words? Or for sets in steps of 100?

    Clicking individually is tedious to the point being a deterrent.

    • 101languages

      Thanks for the suggestion, it’s not a bad idea 🙂 I will consider putting that together.