Importance Of Dialects

Central Somalia forms the basis for Standard Somali language. Banaadir (also known as Af-Reer xamar) is spoken on the Benadir Coast from A’dale to south of Marka, including Mogadishu, and in the immediate hinterland. ¬†Maay Maay spoken by Rahanweyn and Bantus in Southwest Somalia, Lower Shabelle, and many parts of Jubbaland. Most language services do not understand the variations of the unique Somali dialects. It’s almost impossible to have a northerner interpret for someone who came from the coastal or the islands of Somalia.