Somali in New Zealand


Population
1,600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge


Somali People Video

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Introduction / History

Ancient pyramids, mausoleums, ruined cities, and stone walls found in Somalia are evidence of an ancient sophisticated civilization that once thrived in the Somali peninsula. Archaeological excavations and research in Somalia show that this civilization enjoyed a lucrative trading relationship with Ancient Egypt and Mycenaean Greece, since 2000BC.

Somalia has a war-torn history to this day. The people have suffered beyond words, and many are doing whatever they can to go to New Zealand or anywhere else that is safe. Somalis began to arrive in New Zealand in the 1990s. They were the first black Africans to arrive in New Zealand.


Where Are they Located?

The Somalis have a community in Hamilton, New Zealand.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many Somalis are still adjusting to life in New Zealand. The local people are often hostile towards outsiders like the Somalis whom they think might take their jobs. There is a cultural gap between the Sunni Muslim Somalis and the secularized New Zealanders.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Somalis are almost entirely Sunni Muslim whether they live in Somalia or New Zealand. Islam is central to their cultural identity.


What Are Their Needs?

The Somalis in New Zealand need to learn language and job skills that will prepare them for the new urban high-tech culture.


Prayer Points

* Ask the Lord to raise up Christian teachers in New Zealand who will work among the Somalis and share Christ's love with them.
* Pray that God will raise up prayer teams to go and break up the soil through worship and intercession.
* Pray for God to raise up mission agencies in New Zealand to focus on the Somali.
* Pray for effectiveness of the JESUS Film among them.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften their hearts towards believers so that they will be receptive to their message.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Somalis in New Zealand that will take His ways to Somalia.


References

Profiles by Keith Carey of Global Prayer Digest
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14983/SO
http://www.waikato.ac.nz/news/archive.shtml?article=717
http://ketehamilton.peoplesnetworknz.info/gateway_to_somali_community_in_hamilton/topics/show/272-my-journey-to-hamilton-new-zealand
http://www.somalinz.org/
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/1110/somalis-find-refuge-in-new-zealand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4J1ciJ3B2o
http://www.nzsomaliwomen.org.nz/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somali_diaspora


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Link Up Africa
Praying for Somali
People Name General Somali
People Name in Country Somali
Population in New Zealand 1,600
World Population 20,079,100
Total Countries 23
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Issa, Ogaden, Sab, Shabelle, सोमाली
People ID 14983
ROP3 Code 109392
Country New Zealand
Region South Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country New Zealand
Region South Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Somali (1,600 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Somali
Primary Language Somali (1,600 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
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
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 Keith Carey  
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