Somalia was created in 1960 by joining two regions: British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland.
References in Wikipedia keep toggling between British Somaliland and Italian Somalia, note the use of Somalia for one and Somaliland for the other.
I found a text from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, from 1961, where they mention:
(...) And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. (...)
This makes me wonder what was the canonical naming to the region: when was Somalia first used? Would people use Somaliland alone to call British Somaliland?
Also, was Somaliland also the name for the geographical region, independently of the political borders?