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Somalia
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Somalia – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Amhara, Ethiopian7001.10 %96.00 %3 ChristianityAmharicP
Amhara, Ethiopian
M
Amhara, Ethiopian of Somalia
T
Arab4,6000.50 %3.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab
M
Arab of Somalia
T
Arab, Omani65,0000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Omani SpokenP
Arab, Omani
M
Arab, Omani of Somalia
T
Arab, Yemeni16,0000.00 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Taizzi-Adeni SpokenP
Arab, Yemeni
M
Arab, Yemeni of Somalia
T
Aweer2001.00 %2.00 %Y1 IslamAweerP
Aweer
M
Aweer of Somalia
T
Baloch, Southern6,8000.10 %0.40 %Y1 IslamBalochi, SouthernP
Baloch, Southern
M
Baloch, Southern of Somalia
T
Dabarre30,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDabarreP
Dabarre
M
Dabarre of Somalia
T
DeafY0.00 %0.50 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown  T
Garre83,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamGarreP
Garre
M
Garre of Somalia
T
Italian5,4001.00 %83.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Jiiddo31,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamJiidduP
Jiiddo
M
Jiiddo of Somalia
T
Mahra3,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMehriP
Mahra
  
Midgan5,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSomaliP
Midgan
  
Mushunguli31,000Y0.20 %1.00 %Y1 IslamMushunguluP
Mushunguli
M
Mushunguli of Somalia
T
Oromo, Southern64,0000.30 %2.00 %Y1 IslamOromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji M
Oromo, Southern of Somalia
T
Rahanweyn2,126,000Y0.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamMaayP
Rahanweyn
M
Rahanweyn of Somalia
T
Somali8,363,000Y0.00 %0.30 %Y1 IslamSomaliP
Somali
M
Somali of Somalia
T
Somali Bantu259,000Y0.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamMaay  T
South Asian, general16,0000.09 %0.25 %Y1 IslamGujaratiP
South Asian, general
 T
Swahili, Bajuni7,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili, Bajuni
  
Swahili, Bantu208,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili, Bantu
M
Swahili, Bantu of Somalia
T
Tunni31,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTunniP
Tunni
M
Tunni of Somalia
T
Total People Groups:   22 11,357,000 10     20     19 15 18
Unclassified / Other Individuals 35,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 11,392,000  
Other reported groups:  3  
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Somalia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 20 90.9 % 11,350,000 99.9 %
  2 - Minimally reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 2 9.1 % 6,100 0.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 22   11,357,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Somalia – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Amhara, Ethiopian
700


Arab
4,600


Arab, Omani
65,000


Arab, Yemeni
16,000


Aweer
200


Baloch, Southern
6,800


Dabarre
30,000


Garre
83,000


Italian
5,400


Jiiddo
31,000


Mahra
3,000


Midgan
5,100


Mushunguli
31,000


Rahanweyn
2,126,000


Somali
8,363,000


South Asian, general
16,000


Swahili, Bajuni
7,700


Swahili, Bantu
208,000


Tunni
31,000

Somalia People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Somalia – Languages
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Language
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Amharicamh10Complete
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc11Portions
Arabic, Omani Spokenacx11None
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spokenacq11None
Aweerbob11None
Balochi, Southernbcc11NT
Dabarredbr11None
Garregex11None
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Italianita10Complete
Jiiddujii11None
Language unknownxxx11None
Maayymm22Portions
Mehrigdq11Portions
Mushunguluxma11None
Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Gujigax11Complete
Somalisom22Complete
Swahiliswh22Complete
Tunnitqq11None
Totals: 19 22 20   10 6 9 11 5
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Somalia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.0 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Somalia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Somalia. Ministries in the Somalia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the East and Southern Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Somalia   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
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Somalia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 11,357,000
Percent Urbanization 39 %
Total People Groups 22
Unreached People Groups 20
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Somali
Secondary National LanguageEnglish
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 0.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.0%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 2 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index Not reported (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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