Somali Ajuran in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Somali Ajuran only in Kenya





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Main Language



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 Isa (Jesus). Perhaps he will reveal himself to some in a vision or dream. Pray for faith to believe Jesus is deity, the son of God.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Somali Ajuran
People Name in Country Somali Ajuran
Population in Kenya 204,000
World Population 204,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Somali
People Name General Somali Ajuran
Ethnic Code CMT33e
People ID 14984
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Northeastern Province, Wajir area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Somali (204,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Somali 204,000
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
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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.08 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.90 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: Link Up Africa  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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