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Learn Greetings, Farewells and Goodbyes in Somali

This page contains a number of Somali civilities to help your greet and say good bye to people in Somali. Included on this page are the Somali to English translations for phrases like Good morning, Good afternoon, and Good night, plus a general Hello and Good bye.

Other than the list of translations, you'll also find some other things on this page to help you with your Somali language learning. For instance, partway down the page are some useful books from Amazon which can help you expand on your basic Somali language knowledge.

There's also a comment section where you can connect with other visitors also learning to speak Somali and a Somali-themed poll which you are welcomed to participate in if you so desire. There's also some trivia about the Somali language.

Near the bottom of the page you'll find our submit forms where you can submit any additional translations you happen to know (in any language you wish - not just Somali!) and links to our Twitter and Facebook accounts where we post our latest site updates.

If you have any translation requests, feel free to also use the submit form to submit those and your requested translation will be added to the list of current requests, located just above the submit form itself.

Somali to English Greetings and Goodbyes:

Whether you are learning about Somali greetings and goodbyes in Somalia, taking an online Somali class, or plan to enrol yourself in a Somali language immersion school, our Somali to English dictionary is always being updated with new Somali key words which makes it an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak Somali.

View this list of Somali greetings and goodbyes with translations from: Somali to English or English to Somali

(Words in bold added during the last update.)

Ma nabad baa? - Hello (lit. Is there peace?)

Maalin wanagsan - Good morning
Galab wanaagsan - Good afternoon
Waa nabad - Good afternoon
Habeen wanagsan - Good night

Nabad gelyo - Good bye

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The Fine Print

I don't speak Somali myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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