Swahili and Somali are languages that both fuse African tongues with Arabic.
Arguably, the two languages are certainly the best known outside the continent among all African languages.
While Swahili is a Bantu language and Somali an Afro-Asiatic language belonging to the Cushitic branch, they do have similarities.
Some Swahili words sound just like Somali and vice versa.
These similarities could be attributed to a process known as syncretism, or the blending of cultures.
Here are some Somali words that are also Swahili:
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