Bantu Somali in Somalia


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 5

Subgroup Name Population
Gobaweyn Unknown
Makanne Unknown
Shabelle Unknown
Shambara Unknown
Shiidle Unknown

Introduction

The different Somali Bantu groups are united primarily because of the racial discrimination they face within Somalia. Most Somalis will not intermarry with Somali Bantus, and some will not even eat with them or enter their house. During the civil war in Somalia, Somali Bantus were one of the most vulnerable groups and suffered horribly at the hands of clan militias and criminal gangs. Many have left Somalia.


Ministry Obstacles

Fear that Christianity undermines their identity, communities and traditions is one way Satan uses to hinder Somali Bantu communities from accepting Christ’s blessings.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for believers to build bridges of friendship and trust with Somali Bantu family leaders.


Prayer Focus

Pray that Somali Bantu people who know Christ will become wise in sowing the Word of God among their families and friends. * Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Somali Bantu families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Somali Bantus to become disciples and make disciples who will make even more disciples.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Somali Bantu people teachable and understanding hearts.


Scripture Prayers for the Somali Bantu in Somalia.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-01-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-01-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-10-06
People Name General Somali Bantu
People Name in Country Somali Bantu
Pronunciation BAN-too
Natural Name Bantu Somali
Population this Country 769,000
Population all Countries 937,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Alternate Names Jareer
People ID 20784
ROP3 Code 103458
Country Somalia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 3  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Hiraan, Bay, Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba. IDPs in Kismayo and Mogadishu.   Source:  Field worker
Country Somalia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 3  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Hiraan, Bay, Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba. IDPs in Kismayo and Mogadishu..   Source:  Field worker
Map of Somali Bantu in Somalia Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Maay
Language Code ymm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Somali Mushungulu
Primary Language Maay
Language Code ymm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Somali
  Mushungulu
People Groups Speaking Maay

Primary Language:  Maay

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2006-2007)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maay
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.05 %)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.95 %
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 Sergeant G.D. Robinson 
Map Source People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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