Soo dhawow! Welcome!
Somali does not have many easy-to-use resources, so here I’ll present the collection of tools that I use.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions, and if you run into dead links, kindly notify me.
If you’re just getting started, here are your survival phrases.
La soco af Soomaaliga (Make Progress in the Somali Language) – Free to download
Colloquial Somali – Excellent, but expensive and hard to find
“War Soomaali” – Somali news articles with headlines in English
Listening to music can help you learn how Somali sounds, and plug you into Somali cultural life.
English translation of Somali song (video link at bottom)
Somali song with audio, and Somali & English text
Adorable Somali children singing
Clearing house of Somali music
Wikipedia, “Music of Somalia”