Mushunguli in Somalia

The Mushunguli have only been reported in Somalia
Population
31,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Mushunguli are said to have descended from fugitive slaves who escaped from their Somali masters in northeast Tanzania around 1840. Many migrated to Somalia in search of security from the slave-trade. Mainstream Somalis look down upon them because of their slave origins. Traditionally, the Mushunguli were farmers and they formed a "caste" group of Somali minorities known as the jareer or jirir.


Ministry Obstacles

Somalia is not a hospitable place for Christian outsiders to live and work.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to minister to the material and physical needs of these poor people, building friendships and trust.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few Christians among the Mushunguli tribe, that they will find each other, and fellowship together. Pray they will understand well how to know and follow Christ, and will faithfully follow him.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray these people will be able to care for their families, and live in safety and peace.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-01-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-14
People Name General Mushunguli
People Name in Country Mushunguli
Population in Somalia 31,000
World Population 31,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baarawe, Gosha, Reer Goleed, Shambaara
People ID 13892
ROP3 Code 106940
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)
Location in Country Jubbada Hoose region: Jamaame district; urban areas Kismaayo and Muqdisho.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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)
Location in Country Jubbada Hoose region: Jamaame district; urban areas Kismaayo and Muqdisho..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mushungulu
Language Code xma   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Somali: Northern Somali Swahili: Mwini
People Groups Speaking Mushungulu
Primary Language Mushungulu
Language Code xma   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Somali: Northern Somali
  Swahili: Mwini
People Groups Speaking Mushungulu

Primary Language:  Mushungulu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
85.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source The Masters View / Howard Erickson 
Map Source Joshua Project / GMI / IMB  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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