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Somali in New Zealand

Somali

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,700 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Somali in New Zealand

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Introduction / History
Ancient pyramids, mausoleums, ruined cities, and stone walls found in Somalia are evidence of an ancient sophisticated civilization that once thrived in the Somali peninsula. Archaeological excavations and research in Somalia show that this civilization enjoyed a lucrative trading relationship with Ancient Egypt and Mycenaean Greece, since 2000BC.

Somalia has a war-torn history to this day. The people have suffered beyond words, and many are doing whatever they can to go to New Zealand or anywhere else that is safe. Somalis began to arrive in New Zealand in the 1990s. They were the first black Africans to arrive in New Zealand.

Where are they located?
The Somalis have a community in Hamilton, New Zealand.

What are their lives like?
Many Somalis are still adjusting to life in New Zealand. The local people are often hostile towards outsiders like the Somalis whom they think might take their jobs. There is a cultural gap between the Sunni Muslim Somalis and the secularized New Zealanders.

What are their beliefs?
Somalis are almost entirely Sunni Muslim whether they live in Somalia or New Zealand. Islam is central to their cultural identity.

What are their needs?
The Somalis in New Zealand need to learn language and job skills that will prepare them for the new urban high-tech culture.

Prayer Points
* Ask the Lord to raise up Christian teachers in New Zealand who will work among the Somalis and share Christ's love with them.
* Pray that God will raise up prayer teams to go and break up the soil through worship and intercession.
* Pray for God to raise up mission agencies in New Zealand to focus on the Somali.
* Pray for effectiveness of the JESUS Film among them.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften their hearts towards believers so that they will be receptive to their message.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Somalis in New Zealand that will take His ways to Somalia.

References
Profiles by Keith Carey of Global Prayer Digest
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14983/SO
http://www.waikato.ac.nz/news/archive.shtml?article=717
http://ketehamilton.peoplesnetworknz.info/gateway_to_somali_community_in_hamilton/topics/show/272-my-journey-to-hamilton-new-zealand
http://www.somalinz.org/
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/1110/somalis-find-refuge-in-new-zealand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4J1ciJ3B2o
http://www.nzsomaliwomen.org.nz/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somali_diaspora

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Country: New Zealand
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Somali
People Name General: Somali
Alternate People Names:
IssaOgaden
SabShabelle
सोमाली
ROP3 Code: 109392
Joshua Project People ID: 14983
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,700
Population all Countries: 23,139,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Somali
People Name General: Somali
Ethnic Code: CMT33e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Somali (1,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): som    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(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:
1972-1976Audio
Complete Bible: 1979
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 / VideoJesus Film: view in Somali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
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 in New Zealand

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    Somali     Australia and Pacific    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      Somali New Zealand    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Somali in New Zealand          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Somali  
    Global    
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