Deaf in Somalia






Largest Religion

Main Language


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Introduction / History

In Somalia, Deaf children have often been ignored and the Deaf have not been too well thought of by some others. The Somalia troubles have made things difficult. It has been difficult for Deaf schools financially and also for the Deaf to find work. The Deaf have been restricted from driving too.

There have been recent improvements. There is more stability in Somalia than before. The Somali National Association for the Deaf along with Deaf Unity U.K. have a training program for Deaf leaders and some have been trained. The Deaf in Somalia need trained teachers and good education.

Most of the Deaf in Somalia live in the capital Mogadishu. Somali Sign Language is used which has its origins from Kenyan Sign Language.

Prayer Points

* Pray for more trained Deaf teachers in Somalia and also for some of them to be Christians who will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the troubles they have experienced will lead them to salvation too.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Somalia 0
World Population Unknown
Countries 216
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Deaf
People Cluster Deaf
People Name General Deaf
Ethnic Code
People ID 19007
Country Somalia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 2  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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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)
Language Unknown
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Language Unknown
For Primary Language: Language Unknown

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.50 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
12.0 %
85.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
3.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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