Somali in Canada





Largest Religion

Main Language


Somali people video

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Introduction / History

In Canada there are a large number of Somalis. At the end of the last century many Somalis came to Canada, the situation in Somalia causing many to leave. Some of them came from the United States.

In Toronto where many Somalis live, they have found it hard to get work even though some are qualified. Language problems have been one cause of this. The Canadian government, along with Somali organizations in Canada, are helping young Somalis with work experience, training and other schemes to find work.

Some Somalis have gone back to Somalia with the improvement in the security situation there. The Somali Canadians have helped a lot in the rebuilding of Somalia.

In addition to Toronto, many Somalis live in Ottawa while some live in Edmonton and other places. Islam is the religion of the Somalis. The Somalis in Canada speak Somali, English and French.

There are Somali organizations in Canada to help Somalis here. The Canadian Somali Congress works with national and local authorities.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give Somalis dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Canadian Christians will help lead the Somalis here to Salvation too.


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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-05-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-05-05
People Name General Somali
People Name in Country Somali
Population in Canada 37,000
World Population 19,495,000
Countries 22
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Issa, Ogaden, Sab, Shabelle
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Somali
People Name General Somali
Ethnic Code CMT33e
People ID 14983

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Somali (37,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Somali 37,000
For Primary Language: Somali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1915-1935)
New Testament Yes   (1972-1976)
Complete Bible Yes   (1979)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Kitaabka Quduuska Ah Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Somali Bible Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Somali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.07 %)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.90 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Video Source: LinkUp Africa
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