Country: Somalia

Number of People Groups

22

People Groups Unreached

20 (90.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

16,262,000

Population in Unreached

16,253,000 (99.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.30%

% Evangelical

0.01%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

8.1%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,000 24,629,000 Amharic Christianity 96.00 % 1.10 % -
 Arab 6,500 704,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Arab, Omani 92,000 3,036,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 2
 Arab, Yemeni 22,000 7,865,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Aweer 300 10,000 Aweer Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Bajuni 11,000 131,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baloch, Southern 9,700 1,608,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Dabarre 34,000 34,000 Dabarre Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 164,000 48,207,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % 3
 Garre 117,000 904,000 Garre Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Italian 7,700 37,963,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jiiddo 34,000 34,000 Jiiddu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Madhiban 7,300 9,900 Somali Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahra 4,300 241,000 Mehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mushunguli 34,000 34,000 Mushungulu Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Oromo, Southern 91,000 91,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 2
 Rahanweyn 2,075,000 2,075,000 Maay Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 42
 Somali 12,430,000 24,095,000 Somali Islam 0.30 % 0.01 % 249
 Somali Bantu 792,000 963,000 Maay Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 16
 South Asian, general 23,000 12,252,000 Gujarati Islam 0.25 % 0.09 % 1
 Swahili, Barawani 272,000 1,809,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Tunni 34,000 34,000 Tunni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  22 16,262,000         20 0.30 % 0.01 % 333 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 98,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 16,360,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Awdal 851,000
Bakool 464,000
Banaadir 2,087,000
Bari 911,000
Bay 1,002,000
Galguduud 720,000
Gedo 642,000
Hiiraan 659,000
Jubbada Dhexe 459,000
Jubbada Hoose 618,000
Mudug 908,000
Nugaal 497,000
Sanaag 688,000
Shabeellaha Dhexe 653,000
Shabeellaha Hoose 1,520,000
Sool 414,000
Togdheer 912,000
Woqooyi Galbeed 1,571,000
Provinces:  18 15,576,000
UN Country Population 16,360,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 1,783.2 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 4,761.4 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 1,275.2 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 710.1 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
16,262,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Aweer bob 1 1 Bible Portions
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 New Testament
Dabarre dbr 1 1 Translation Needed
Garre gex 1 1 Unspecified
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Jiiddu jii 1 1 Translation Needed
Maay ymm 2 2 Bible Portions
Mehri gdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mushungulu xma 1 1 Translation Needed
Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji gax 1 1 Complete Bible
Somali som 2 2 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 2 2 Complete Bible
Tunni tqq 1 1 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 19 22 20   6 6 9 11 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
99.6 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.1 %
Orthodox
70.5 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
4.0 %
Roman Catholic
13.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Somalia. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Somalia
  • Christian ministry in Somalia
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Somalia Statistics
People Groups 22
Unreached People Groups 20  (90.9%)
Population 16,262,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
Population in Unreached 16,253,000  (99.9%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 333
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 45%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SO
Official Language(s) SomaliEnglish
Literacy Rate 38%
Estimated Illiterate Population 10,082,000
Persecution Ranking 3 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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