Country: Somalia

Number of People Groups

22

People Groups Unreached

20 (90.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

11,356,000

Population in Unreached

11,350,000 (99.9%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

0.3%

% Evangelical

0.00%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

8.1%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Amhara, Ethiopian 700 29,630,000 Amharic Christianity 96.00 % 1.10 % -
 Arab 4,600 387,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Omani 65,000 2,702,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Yemeni 16,000 7,584,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Aweer 200 9,200 Aweer Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Baloch, Southern 6,800 1,682,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Dabarre 30,000 30,000 Dabarre Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Garre 83,000 917,000 Garre Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Italian 5,400 37,690,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jiiddo 31,000 31,000 Jiiddu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahra 3,000 207,000 Mehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Midgan 5,100 7,400 Somali Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mushunguli 31,000 31,000 Mushungulu Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Oromo, Southern 64,000 64,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Rahanweyn 2,126,000 2,126,000 Maay Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 42 
 Somali 8,363,000 20,079,000 Somali Islam 0.30 % 0.00 % 167 
Somali Bantu 259,000 735,000 Maay Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 South Asian, general 16,000 10,468,000 Gujarati Islam 0.25 % 0.09 %
 Swahili, Bajuni 7,700 201,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Swahili, Bantu 208,000 1,659,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tunni 31,000 31,000 Tunni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  22 11,356,000       20   0.29 % 0.00 % 234 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 36,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 11,392,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   11,356,000 22 20 90.9 % 11,350,000 99.9 % 0
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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
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1
Aweer bob 1 1
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 New Testament
Dabarre dbr 1 1
Garre gex 1 1
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Jiiddu jii 1 1
Maay ymm 2 2 Bible Portions
Mehri gdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mushungulu xma 1 1
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
Unknown xxx 1 1
Totals: 19 22 20   4 6 9 11 5

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 11,356,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
Population in Unreached 11,350,000  (99.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 234
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 39%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SO
Official Language(s) SomaliEnglish
Literacy Rate 38%
Estimated Illiterate Population 7,041,000
Persecution Ranking 2 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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