Wararka Soomaaliya is translated as "Somali News," which is a general term referring to news and events surrounding the area of Somalia. Somalis speak the Somali language, which is a Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family. The Somalis' predominate population of about 20 million resides in the Horn of Africa.
It is estimated that there are 7.78 million speakers of the Somali language in Somalia itself and 12.65 million speakers globally. The language's origin predates the 1900s and features three dialects: Northern, Benaadir and Maay.
Somali news can be found online on websites such as The New York Times, which features breaking and archival news and information about Somali people, economy and politics.