Naimo Talaso Miss Somalia 2019

Naimah Talaso and her family arrived in the United States back in 2004. She is currently a freshman at Boise State University hoping to major in Creative Writing degree with a minor in Journalism. From her childhood, Naimah has always loved participating in extracurricular activities from sports to volunteering in the community.

Her participation in the AVID program and joining the creative writing class finally enable her find her passion for writing short stories and poetry. For this reason she wants to continue writing short stories and put an end to all the negativity she has gotten in her life.


Somalia (/səˈmɑːliə/ so-MAH-lee-əSomaliSoomaaliyaArabicالصومال‎, translit. aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Federal Republic of Somalia (SomaliJamhuuriyadda Federaalka SoomaaliyaArabicجمهورية الصومال الفيدرالية‎, translit. Jumhūrīyah aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-FīdirālīyahItalianRepubblica Federale di Somalia), is a country with its territory located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopiato the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. It is separated from Socotra by the Guardafui Channel in the northeast. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa‘s mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands. Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.

In terms of culture, religion, ethnicity and linguistics, it has been described as the “only” and the “most” homogeneous country in Africa. Somalia has an estimated population of around 14.3 million. Around 85% of its residents are ethnic Somaliswho have historically inhabited the northern part of the country. Ethnic minorities are largely concentrated in the southern regions. The official languages of Somalia are Somali and Arabic, both of which belong to the Afroasiatic family.  Most people in the country are Muslimwith the majority being Sunni.