A great selection of Bilingual Children's Books in SOMALI and English as well as Somali Audio Books are available here. These foreign language books provide a fun resource to teach English or Somali, and to engage immigrant students. Our dual-language books include Somali versions of contemporary stories, folktales, fables, myths, legends, board books, and a beautifully illustrated Somali picture dictionary available with CDROM or Audio Recorder Pen.
Interactive literacy sets that include Somali "talking books" are also available.
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By encouraging your student to read Somali books for kids or listen to Somali audio books, you will help them in their acquisition of a second language. Give your children the benefits of bilingualism!
If you interact with children who speak Somali, look here for the best Somali foreign language books.
Here is some other interesting information about the Somali language that you can share with them...
Where is Somali spoken? Somali is a part of the Afro-Asiatic language family. Somali is spoken by an estimated 16 million people around the world. Itís the official language of Somalia, with several regional dialects, and is also spoken in nearby countries, like Kenya and Ethiopia.
How Many People Speak Somali in the US? According to 2015 UN estimates, there are about 150,000 Somalis living in the US. There are large Somali speaking populations in Minnesota, Ohio, Washington, California, and Washington, DC.
Interesting Facts About Somali
There are multiple writing systems used to express the Somali language, including Arabic, Wadaad and Osmanya.
The Somali language has 20 distinct vowel sounds. It is spoken with three different tones (high, low and falling) that indicate things like gender and number.
Somali has been influenced linguistically by other languages such as English, Italian and Arabic.
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