Mushunguli in Somalia

The Mushunguli have only been reported in Somalia
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
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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.


Scripture Prayers for the Mushunguli in Somalia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-01-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-01-24
People Name General Mushunguli
People Name in Country Mushunguli
World Population 42,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Baarawe; Gosha; Reer Goleed; Shambaara
People ID 13892
ROP3 Code 106940
Country Somalia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 3  (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 Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 3  (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

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

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 People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more