16 December 2012

Somalia: Somali President Visits Djibouti to Attend a Ceremony for the Somali Language

Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has left for a visit to the neighboring country of Djibouti to attend a ceremony to celebrate for the 40th anniversary when the Somali language has officially become a script to write.

The president is accompanied by an entourage of experts on the Somali language and deans from universities in Mogadishu.

The ceremony in Djibouti is also expected to attract international experts on the Somali language and culture from the other parts in the world.

A copy of press release obtained by Shabelle media network before he left for Djibouti, the president said that the Somali government would revive the extensive use of the Somali language which is spoken by millions of people living in horn of Africa.

The Somali language is spoken in Somalia, Djibouti, parts of Ethiopia and Kenya where large ethnic Somalis live.

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