Somalis frequently use wordplay and humor in everyday communication.
Arabic, the language of the Qur'an, is spoken and read for religious purposes.
This unity makes them one of Africa's largest ethnic groups. Somalia is on the outer edge of the Somali Peninsula, also called the Horn of Africa, on the East African coast.Vegetation is generally sparse, except in the area between the Jubba and the Shabeelle Rivers in south-central Somalia.A semiarid plain called the Guban runs parallel to the northern coast of Somalia.About three-quarters of the people live in rural areas and one-quarter in the cities.Ethnic Somalis make up about 95 percent of the population. In the Afro-Asiatic family of languages, Somali is an Eastern Cushitic language.