Arab in Somalia


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Who is an Arab? Arabs' physical, geographical, and religious aspects vary greatly, but the ability to speak Arabic and identification with the Arabic culture are probably the two most essential elements. Arabs are a diverse people who live all over the world, including Somalia. Many are from Egypt, the largest Arabic speaking country in the world. Historically, there were Arabs who migrated to Somalia centuries ago. Ethnically they were from Kush and Egypt. Some Arabs came to Somalia to spread Islam and married Somali women.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many of them are involved in commerce, and they are noted for being good businessmen. Others are successful professionals or educators. Most are fluent in both Somali and Arabic.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there are a small number of traditional Christians among them, most of the Arab inhabitants are faithful Sunni Muslims. Arabs converted the Somalis to Islam in the 14th century, and today both ethnic groups remain Sunni Muslim. To Arab Muslims in Somalia, Islam offers the only way to live.


What Are Their Needs?

Arabs in Somalia need the opportunity to have a relationship with the only Savior, Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for fervent East African believers to reach out to the Arab Muslims.
Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Muslim Arabs in Somalia.
Pray for Arabs to have dreams of Jesus that will lead them to the cross.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to flourish among Arabs in Somalia.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab in Somalia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab
People Name in Country Arab
Pronunciation AE-rub
Alternate Names Anglolan Arabs; Baggara; Bedouin Arab; Bosnian Muslims; Chavus; Coast; Coast Arab; Hemat; Iraqi Arab; Lebanese Arab; Levantine Arab; Nawar; Palestinian Arab; Palestinian Arabs; Saudi Arab; Syrian Arab; Syro-Lebanese Arab; अरब
Population this Country 7,400
Population all Countries 769,000
Total Countries 31
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 10375
ROP3 Code 100425
ROP25 Code 300393
ROP25 Name Arab
Country Somalia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 2  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Somalia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 2  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
97.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Levantine (7,400 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Levantine (7,400 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Levantine
Photo Source Hashim Abdullah - Pixabay 
Map Source Ethnic Peoples of Somalia  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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