Language:  Somali

Population of Groups Speaking

25,264,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

29

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
Primary Language
(29 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Ajuran, Somali-speaking Kenya 195,000
 Madhiban Kenya 2,700
 Madhiban Somalia 7,500
 Somali Australia 15,000
 Somali Belgium 1,400
 Somali Canada 102,000
 Somali Denmark 11,000
 Somali Eritrea 1,800
 Somali Finland 22,000
 Somali Italy 5,300
 Somali Malta 1,100
 Somali Netherlands 41,000
 Somali Ethiopia 7,650,000
 Somali Kenya 2,597,000
 Somali Norway 44,000
 Somali New Zealand 1,700
 Somali Saudi Arabia 74,000
 Somali South Africa 24,000
 Somali Somalia 12,796,000
 Somali Sudan 1,900
 Somali Sweden 47,000
 Somali United Kingdom 99,000
 Somali Tanzania 72,000
 Somali United States 185,000
 Somali Yemen 467,000
Somali, Garre Ethiopia 60,000
 Somali, Issa United Arab Emirates 42,000
 Somali, Issa Djibouti 494,000
Wardei Kenya 204,000
  Totals:  29     29
Secondary Language
(8 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
Ajuran, Borana-speaking Kenya 195,000
 Dabarre Somalia 35,000
 Garre Somalia 121,000
 Mushunguli Somalia 35,000
 Oromo, Garre Kenya 805,000
 Rahanweyn Somalia 2,136,000
 Somali Bantu Kenya 115,000
 Somali Bantu Somalia 815,000
  Totals:  8     8

Language Alternate Names
Af-Ashraaf (Ashraaf)
Afka Soomaaliga
Af-Maxaad Tiri
Af-Soomaali
Ashraaf
Common Somali
Issa
Somalie
Soomaaliga
Standard Somali
Uardai
Wadai
Warday
Wardei

Dialects
Af-Ashraaf
Benaadir
Degodia
Northern Somali
Ogaden
Wardei

Dialect Alternate Names
Ashraaf
Somali: Af-ashraaf
Somali: Degodia
Somali: Ogaden


Bible Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1915-1935
New Testament 1972-1976
Complete Bible 1979-2008

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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video I Against My Brother Create International
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Somali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video Walk with Jesus video Jesus Film Project
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah Al Massira
General Zúme Training General / Other
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Somali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Somali YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language eBible.org
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press