Somali Plural

This page provides information about the plural in Somali. Below is a list of singular (one) and plural (many) words, listed side by side.

Woman: haweeney
Women: haween
Language: Luuqad
Languages: Luuqado
Man: nin
Men: niman
Country: Wadan
Countries: Wadamo
Boy: wiil
Boys: Wiilal
Lake: Haro
Lakes: Harooyin
Girl: gabar
Girls: Gabdho
Pen: qalin
Pens: Qalimaan

These examples show a sentence with both singular and plural forms. The list includes the use of nouns, numbers and pronouns.

I visited one country: Hal wadan baan booqday
She visited three countries: Waxeey booqaday sadex wadan
She has one sister: Hal gabar ah oo walaal ah beey leedahay
He has two sisters: Labo gabdhood oo walaalo ah buu leeyahay
We speak two languages: Waxaan ku hadalnaa labo luuqadood
They speak four languages: Waxeey ku hadlaan afar luuqadood

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