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English to Somali: Learn Greetings, Farewells and Goodbyes in Somali

This page contains a number of Somali greetings and farewells, listed with their translations from English to Somali. You'll find the translations for phrases like Hello and Good bye, plus other phrases like Good morning, Good afternoon, and Good night.

Beyond the list of English to Somali greeting translations, you'll find a comment section where you can leave a message to other visitors also learning the Somali language. If you'd like to request a specific Somali greeting translation, feel free to leave that in the comment section as well.

You can also use the submit form located near the bottom of the page to send in your requests, which will then be added to the list of current requests located just above the submit form. The submit form can be used to send in translations or translation requests in any language, not just Somali, though we ask that you keep any conversations in the comment section related to the topic at hand - Somali greetings. Thanks!

Other than that, you'll also find on this page some learning resources from, a Somali-themed web poll, and some Somali language trivia.

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English to Somali 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 English to Somali 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.)

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

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

Good bye - Nabad gelyo

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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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