Somali in Canada


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Introduction / History

In Canada there are a large number of Somalis. At the end of the last century many Somalis came to Canada, the situation in Somalia causing many to leave. Some of them came from the United States.

In Toronto where many Somalis live, they have found it hard to get work even though some are qualified. Language problems have been one cause of this. The Canadian government, along with Somali organizations in Canada, are helping young Somalis with work experience, training and other schemes to find work.

Some Somalis have gone back to Somalia with the improvement in the security situation there. The Somali Canadians have helped a lot in the rebuilding of Somalia.

In addition to Toronto, many Somalis live in Ottawa while some live in Edmonton and other places. Islam is the religion of the Somalis. The Somalis in Canada speak Somali, English and French.

There are Somali organizations in Canada to help Somalis here. The Canadian Somali Congress works with national and local authorities.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Somali in Canada.

* Pray that God will give Somalis dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Canadian Christians will help lead the Somalis here to Salvation too.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somali_Canadians


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-05-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-05-05
Link Up Africa
Praying for Somali
People Name General Somali
People Name in Country Somali
Pronunciation soh-MAH-lee
Population this Country 101,000
Population all Countries 24,163,000
Total Countries 24
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Issa; Ogaden; Sab; Shabelle; सोमाली
People ID 14983
ROP3 Code 109392
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Toronto, Edmonton   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Toronto, Edmonton.   Source:  Global Gates 2021

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Primary Language Somali (101,000 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Somali (101,000 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Somali
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.07 %)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.90 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source Anonymous  
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