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Somali Ajuran in Kenya

Somali Ajuran

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
232,000 Somali Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %   

Somali Ajuran in Kenya

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The Ajuran living in northeastern Kenya are descendants of the Muslim Ajuran dynasty in Somalia. The Ajurans ruled over much of the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages. Many of the ruined fortifications dotting the landscapes of southern Somalia today are attributed to the Ajuran sultanate's engineers. During the Ajuran period, many peoples in the southern part of the Horn of Africa converted to Islam because of the theocratic nature of the Ajuran government. At the end of the 17th century, the Ajuran state disintegrated into several successor kingdoms and states.

Ministry Obstacles
Opposition to Christians can be quite strong in northern Kenya. Overt Christian testimony can be dangerous.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray for those workers presently reaching out to the Ajurans of Kenya. Pray the Lord will give them encouragement and wisdom.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be a few followers of Jesus among the Ajurans at this time. They very much need prayer support. Pray they will not waver in their commitment to Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray influential people within the Ajuran tribe, such as the imams, will be given a growing interest in Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih). Perhaps he will reveal himself to some in a vision or dream. Pray for faith to believe Jesus is deity, the son of God.

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Country: Kenya
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:44 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Widespread.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Somali Ajuran
People Name General: Somali Ajuran
ROP3 Code: 109394
Joshua Project People ID: 14984
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 232,000
Population all Countries: 232,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Somali
People Name General: Somali Ajuran
Ethnic Code: CMT33e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Somali (232,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): som    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.10 %(Evangelical: 0.08 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.90 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1915-1935
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1979-2008
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Against My Brother (Somali)
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Somali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kitaabka Quduuska Ah
Text / Printed MatterBible: Somali Bible
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Somali Ajuran in Kenya

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Somali     Africa, East and Southern    
      Somali Ajuran Kenya    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Somali Ajuran in Kenya          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Somali  
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