Are Somalians of Italian descent?

Yes, Somalians may be of Italian descent. Their country is a former Italian colony in the area of the Horn of Africa, in the northwest. There were interactions and intermarriages between the colonizer and the colonized. That's why some Somalians, Libyans, Ethiopians, and Eritreans know Italian today. In the way of a prominent example, the wife of British musician David Robert Jones Bowie [b. January 8, 1947] is Iman Muhamed Abdulmajid [b. July 25, 1955]. She is a Somalian by birth, and knows Italian well.