Country: Somalia

Number of People Groups

22

People Groups Unreached

20 (90.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

15,322,000

Population in Unreached

15,314,000 (99.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.3%

% Evangelical

0.01%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

8.1%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Amhara, Ethiopian 900 23,432,000 Amharic Christianity 96.00 % 1.10 % -
 Arab 6,100 409,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Arab, Omani 87,000 2,820,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 2
 Arab, Yemeni 21,000 7,164,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Aweer 300 10,000 Aweer Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Bajuni 10,000 216,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baloch, Southern 9,200 1,639,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Dabarre 40,000 40,000 Dabarre Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Deaf 154,000 46,963,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % 3
 Garre 111,000 997,000 Garre Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Italian 7,300 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jiiddo 42,000 42,000 Jiiddu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahra 4,000 198,000 Mehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Midgan 6,900 9,400 Somali Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mushunguli 42,000 42,000 Mushungulu Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Oromo, Southern 86,000 86,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 2
 Rahanweyn 2,745,000 2,745,000 Maay Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 55
 Somali 10,859,000 23,117,000 Somali Islam 0.30 % 0.01 % 217
 Somali Bantu 747,000 907,000 Maay Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 15
 South Asian, general 21,000 10,836,000 Gujarati Islam 0.25 % 0.09 % 1
 Swahili, Barawani 279,000 1,759,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Tunni 42,000 42,000 Tunni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  22 15,322,000         20 0.28 % 0.01 % 314 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 121,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 15,443,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   15,322,000 22 20 90.9 % 15,314,000 99.9 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 1,887.3 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 4,920.5 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 1,311.3 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 758.9 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
15,322,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Aweer bob 1 1 Bible Portions
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 New Testament
Dabarre dbr 1 1 Translation Needed
Garre gex 1 1 Translation Needed
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Jiiddu jii 1 1 Translation Needed
Maay ymm 2 2 Bible Portions
Mehri gdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mushungulu xma 1 1 Translation Needed
Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji gax 1 1 Complete Bible
Somali som 2 2 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 2 2 Complete Bible
Tunni tqq 1 1 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 19 22 20   6 6 9 11 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
99.6 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
69.7 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
4.1 %
Roman Catholic
14.1 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Somalia. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Somalia
  • Christian ministry in Somalia
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Somalia Statistics
People Groups 22
Unreached People Groups 20  (90.9%)
Population 15,322,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
Population in Unreached 15,314,000  (99.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 314
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 45%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SO
Official Language(s) SomaliEnglish
Literacy Rate 38%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,500,000
Persecution Ranking 3 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.