Somali Family

This is a list of words about family in Somali. You can name people such as your relatives as well as extended family this way.

Daughter: Gabadhaada
Son: wiilkaaga
Sister: Walaasha
Brother: Walaalka
Baby: Cunug(Ilmo)
Child (m): Wiil yar (ilmo yar oo lab ah)
Child (f): Gabar yar (ilmo yar oo dhedig ah)
Father: Aabe
Mother: Hooyo
Husband: Seey (xaas)
Wife: Marwo (Naag)
Cousin (m): Ina adeerka (ina-abti, ina eedo, ina habreed)--
Cousin (f): Ina habreedeey, ina abtiday, ina eedaday, ina adeertay.
Aunt: Eedo, Habaryar
Uncle: Adeer, Abti
Grandfather: Awoowe
Grandmother: Ayeeyo
Nephew: Wiila aad habaryarta u tahay, ama eedada, ama abtiga ama adeerka
Niece: Gabadha aa habryarta u tahay, ama eedada ama abtiga ama adeerka.
Man: Nin
Woman: Haweeney (Naag)
Boy: Wiil
Girl: Gabar
People: Dad

These examples show how family words are used in a Somali sentence. Very useful when socializing with other people. This can also show you how to ask questions.

What's your brother called?: Waa maxay magaca walaalkaa, ama maxaa walaalkaa loogu yeeraa
How old is your sister?: Imisa sano ayay walaashaa jirtaa
Where does your father work?: Aabahaa xagee buu ka shaqeeyaa
Your daughter is very cute: Gabadhaadu way qurux badan tahay
I love my husband: Waan jeclahay ninkayga (waan jeclahay odaygayga)
This is my wife: Tani waa xaaskayga

With the above list you will be able to discuss how many siblings you have or ask others about their family. Now let's go to the next topic by clicking the "Next" button. Or simply choose your own topic from the menu above.

Somali ColorsPrevious lesson:

Somali Colors

Next lesson:

Somali Body

Somali Body