Country: Somalia

Number of People Groups

22

People Groups Unreached

20 (90.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

16,740,000

Population in Unreached

16,731,000 (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 25,261,000 Amharic Christianity 96.00 % 1.10 % -
 Arab 6,700 723,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Arab, Omani 95,000 3,091,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 2
 Arab, Yemeni 23,000 8,031,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Aweer 300 21,000 Aweer Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Bajuni 11,000 134,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baloch, Southern 10,000 1,629,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Dabarre 35,000 35,000 Dabarre Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 168,000 48,824,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % 3
 Garre 121,000 926,000 Garre Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Italian 7,900 38,313,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jiiddo 35,000 35,000 Jiiddu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Madhiban 7,500 10,000 Somali Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahra 4,400 245,000 Mehri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mushunguli 35,000 35,000 Mushungulu Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Oromo, Southern 94,000 94,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 2
 Rahanweyn 2,136,000 2,136,000 Maay Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 43
 Somali 12,796,000 24,795,000 Somali Islam 0.30 % 0.01 % 256
 Somali Bantu 815,000 988,000 Maay Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 16
 South Asian, general 23,000 12,348,000 Gujarati Islam 0.25 % 0.09 % 1
 Swahili, Barawani 280,000 1,131,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Tunni 35,000 35,000 Tunni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  22 16,740,000         20 0.30 % 0.01 % 342 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 102,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 16,842,000                

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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 16,842,000
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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 8 9 11 0
Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
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 16,740,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
Population in Unreached 16,731,000  (99.9%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 342
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 10,379,000
Persecution Ranking 3 (1=Highest) Open Doors
Somalia Maps
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Ethnolinguistic Map (Univ of Texas)
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