Ashraf dialect

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Native to Somalia
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 (included in som)
Glottolog afas1238[1]

Ashraf is a dialect of the Somali language.[2] Although it is commonly thought to be a dialect of the Somali language, Blench (2006) classifies it as a separate language. There are two sub-dialects: Shingani and Lower Shebelle.[3]


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ashraaf". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Ashraaf Somali reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List (ms)