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A side note: I understood that Somali is preferred over Somalian
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Posted to Thread #30321 at 7:59 am on Jun 3, 2018
One person is Somali, plural persons are Somalis, the language is Somali, and the country is Somalia. My students rolled their eyes over being called Somalian. That seems to have been created by Westerners who use English rules for nationalities from countries ending with a or ia.
On the other hand, some did adopt the term Somalian to avoid correcting well-meaning Americans.
I apologize if I am preaching instead of explaining.
Other messages in this thread:
- 30321. Have any of you eaten Somalian food? - Melissa Dallas - 3:00am on 06/03/18 (12)
- Yes, if you have eaten Ethiopian,, you already know Horn of Africa foods - Anna_X - 7:12am on 06/03/18
- A side note: I understood that Somali is preferred over Somalian - Anna_X - 7:59am on 06/03/18
- So I guess they prefer "Somali food"? "Somalian" becomes an adjective when used with food. - Charley - 8:36pm on 06/03/18
- I thought it was more or less like Ethiopian too, but looking at photos from the restaurant - Melissa Dallas - 10:19am on 06/03/18
- No, but I did eat a wonderful meal at an Ethiopian restaurant with a native Ethiopian - MarilynFL - 4:07pm on 06/03/18
- Ethiopian is one of my favorite cuisines [NT] - Melissa Dallas - 2:43am on 06/04/18
- Do tell more, for those who've not yet dabbled in Ethiopian cuisines.... - Pat-NoCal - 3:17am on 06/04/18
- I hope the link to the photo works. This is how my Eritrean neighbors give us a taste... [LINK] - Michael in Phoenix - 3:22pm on 06/05/18
- Wow, that looks yummy. Thank you, Michael. [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 3:31pm on 06/05/18
- Michael's picture looks like our dinner at one of our Ehiopian restos recently. - Charley - 5:30pm on 06/05/18
- Pat, we did not enjoy our Ethiopian meal - colleenmomof2 - 11:04am on 06/06/18
- I have and it is good food. Definitely try it. [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 2:31am on 06/08/18