Country: Somalia

Number of People Groups

22

People Groups Unreached

20 (90.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

18,643,000

Population in Unreached

18,584,000 (99.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.30%

% Evangelical

0.84%

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 52,000 27,147,000 Amharic Christianity 96.00 % 1.10 % -
 Arab 7,400 769,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Arab, Omani 105,000 2,866,000 Arabic, Omani Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 2
 Arab, Yemeni 25,000 8,985,000 Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Aweer 400 21,000 Aweer Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Bajuni 13,000 139,000 Swahili Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baloch, Southern 11,000 1,559,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Dabarre 39,000 39,000 Dabarre Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 187,000 50,266,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % 4
 Garre 134,000 938,000 Garre Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Italian 6,700 37,639,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jiiddo 39,000 39,000 Jiiddu Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Madhiban 8,400 11,000 Somali Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahra 4,900 249,000 Mehri Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mushunguli 39,000 39,000 Mushungulu Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Oromo, Southern 104,000 104,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 2
 Rahanweyn 2,373,000 2,373,000 Maay Islam 1.09 % 0.91 % 47
 Somali 14,213,000 26,949,000 Somali Islam 1.11 % 0.94 % 284
 Somali Bantu 905,000 1,080,000 Maay Islam ☀︎ 0.05 % 0.05 % 18
 South Asian, general 26,000 12,179,000 Gujarati Islam 0.25 % 0.09 % 1
 Swahili, Barawani 311,000 1,208,000 Swahili Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Tunni 39,000 39,000 Tunni Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  22 18,643,000         20 1.30 % 0.84 % 378 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 64,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 18,707,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Awdal 986,000
Bakool 537,000
Banaadir 2,416,000
Bari 1,054,000
Bay 1,160,000
Galguduud 833,000
Gedo 744,000
Hiiraan 763,000
Jubbada Dhexe 532,000
Jubbada Hoose 716,000
Mudug 1,051,000
Nugaal 575,000
Sanaag 797,000
Shabeellaha Dhexe 756,000
Shabeellaha Hoose 1,760,000
Sool 479,000
Togdheer 1,056,000
Woqooyi Galbeed 1,819,000
Provinces:  18 18,034,000
UN Country Population 18,707,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Levantine apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani acx 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Aweer bob 1 1 Bible Portions
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 New Testament
Dabarre dbr 1 1 Unspecified
Garre gex 1 1 Unspecified
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Jiiddu jii 1 1 Unspecified
Maay ymm 2 2 Bible Portions
Mehri gdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mushungulu xma 1 1 Unspecified
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 Unspecified
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 19 22 20   8 8 9 11 9
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 18,643,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
Population in Unreached 18,584,000  (99.7%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 378
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 11,559,000
Persecution Ranking 2 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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