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Map Source: Ethnic Peoples of Somalia
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Who is an Arab? Arabs' physical, geographical, and religious aspects vary greatly, but the ability to speak Arabic and identification with the Arabic culture are probably the two most essential elements. Arabs are a diverse people who live all over the world, including Somalia. Many are from Egypt, the largest Arabic speaking country in the world. Historically, there were Arabs who migrated to Somalia centuries ago. Ethnically they were from Kush and Egypt. Some Arabs came to Somalia to spread Islam and married Somali women.
Many of them are involved in commerce, and they are noted for being good businessmen. Others are successful professionals or educators. Most are fluent in both Somali and Arabic.
Though there are a small number of traditional Christians among them, most of the Arab inhabitants are faithful Sunni Muslims. Arabs converted the Somalis to Islam in the 14th century, and today both ethnic groups remain Sunni Muslim. To Arab Muslims in Somalia, Islam offers the only way to live.
Arabs in Somalia need the opportunity to have a relationship with the only Savior, Jesus Christ.
Pray for fervent East African believers to reach out to the Arab Muslims.
Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Muslim Arabs in Somalia.
Pray for Arabs to have dreams of Jesus that will lead them to the cross.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to flourish among Arabs in Somalia.