Country: Somalia

Number of People Groups

22

People Groups Unreached

20 (90.9%)

Total Population

11,044,000

Population in Unreached

11,038,000 (99.9%)

% Professing Christian

0.3%

% Evangelical

0.00 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

38 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Amhara, Ethiopian 700 29,040,000 Amharic Christianity 96.00 % 1.10 %
 Arab 4,400 829,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Omani 63,000 2,150,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Yemeni 15,000 7,413,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Aweer 200 9,000 Aweer Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Baloch, Southern 6,600 1,658,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Dabarre 29,000 29,000 Dabarre Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Garre 81,000 894,000 Garre Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Italian 5,300 37,093,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.00 %
 Jiiddo 30,000 30,000 Jiiddu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahra 2,900 216,000 Mehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Midgan 5,000 7,300 Somali Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mushunguli 30,000 30,000 Mushungulu Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Oromo, Southern 62,000 62,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Rahanweyn 2,068,000 2,068,000 Maay Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Somali 8,133,000 19,609,000 Somali Islam 0.30 % 0.00 %
Somali Bantu 252,000 717,000 Maay Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 South Asian, general 15,000 10,803,000 Gujarati Islam 0.25 % 0.09 %
 Swahili, Bajuni 7,500 196,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Swahili, Bantu 202,000 909,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tunni 30,000 30,000 Tunni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  22 11,044,000       20   0.29 % 0.00 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 35,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 11,079,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
99.5 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.3 %
Orthodox
71.4 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
4.2 %
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 11,044,000
Population in Unreached 11,038,000  (99.9%)
Urbanization 39%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SO
Official National Language Somali
Secondary National Language English
Literacy Rate 38%
Estimated Illiterate Population 6,847,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 7 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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