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.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|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|
|Population in Canada||39,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Issa, Ogaden, Sab, Shabelle, सोमाली|
|Region||North America and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Primary Language||Somali (39,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||som Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Somali|
Primary Language: Somali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1972-1976)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||World Bibles|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||I Against My Brother (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Somali|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Kitaabka Quduuska Ah|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Somali Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.07 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|