Somali in Netherlands


Population
3,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge


Somali People Video

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Introduction / History

Many Somalis have fled to the Netherlands since 1991. The peak was in 2009 with 6000 Somali asylum seekers. Five years after receiving leave to stay they can apply for Dutch citizenship and after that quite a few Somalis have migrated to the UK. (This migration may cease when the UK will have left the EU.) At present (January 2018), there are some 40,000 Somalis in the country.


Where Are they Located?

They are located throughout the country, but there are some areas with a relatively high number of Somali residents, like the city of Tilburg where the north-west district is nicknamed 'Little Mogadishu'.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Almost all of them are Muslim, but there has been a small secret Somali Church since 2008 (which was the 'Year of prayer for Somali's'; God has answered these prayers!). There are some 100 Somali Christians known in the Netherlands, most of them Evangelical. There may be 'secret Christians' not known to us also.


Prayer Points

* All Somali Christians are first generation converts. Pray for growth in faith and boldness in their witnessing. There are serious threats from fellow Somalis regularly.
* Pray also for mature Christians to become spiritual leaders among their own fellowship.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-03-14
Link Up Africa
Praying for Somali
People Name General Somali
People Name in Country Somali
Population in Netherlands 3,000
World Population 20,078,300
Total Countries 23
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Issa, Ogaden, Sab, Shabelle, सोमाली
People ID 14983
ROP3 Code 109392
Country Netherlands
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Netherlands
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Somali (3,000 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Somali
Primary Language Somali (3,000 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Somali

Primary Language:  Somali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1915-1935)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1972-1976)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1979)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous 
Video Source LinkUp Africa
Profile Source Anonymous  
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