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Constitution as adopted on 23 September 1979.

Article 3

    2. Somali is the language which all Somalis speak and through which they recognise each other; Arabic is the language which links the Somali people with the Arab nation, of whom they are an integral part, and the two languages shall constitute the official languages of the Somali Democratic Republic.

Article 6

    All citizens regardless of sex, religion, origin and language shall be entitled to equal rights and duties before the law…

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