Dialects of the Somali Language

Somali language has influenced by Arabic, English and Italian. Somali language is classified as a member of Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic famil of languages. This language is approxiamately 40 distinct languages spoken primary in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalis, Kenya and Eritrea and other subdivided into the North, Central, South and East Cushitic branches. There are three primary dialects exist within the Somali language the Benaadir, Maay and Northern or northern- central.