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Benadiri Somali

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Benadiri Somali

Native to Somalia
Region Benadir coast
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguist list

Benadiri Somali is a dialect of the Somali language. It is primarily spoken by the Benadiri people, who inhabit the southern Banaadir coast of Somalia.[1]


Benadiri Somali is also referred to as Coastal Somali or Af-Reer Xamar ("Language of the People of Hamar"). Blench (2006) structures the dialect into two general subdivisions:[2]

  • Northern Benadir (Abgaal, Ajuran, Huber, and Galjal)
  • Southern Benadir (Hamari, Bimaal)


  1. ^ Benadiri Somali reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List (ms)


  • ALSintl - Somali language
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