Somali in Yemen


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Somali people are one of the most homogenous people groups in Africa, speaking a common language and adhering to a single faith (Islam).


What Are Their Lives Like?

Somali women do not wear customary veils. Most Somalis in Yemen are farmers, city dwellers and nomadic shepherds. A growing number of Somali refugees have fled to Yemen in an attempt to escape Somali's brutal civil war only to live in the midst of another one in Yemen.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam is the main religion. Muslims know Jesus (Isa) is the Messiah (al Masih) sent by God, embodying his Word, but view Christianity as a campaign to destroy their families, communities and way of life. Somalis have mingled numerous beliefs and practices with their Islamic religion causing much confusion.


What Are Their Needs?

There is a need for humanitarian workers armed with God's Word to show the love of God to Somali people in Yemen in practical ways. Although Bible resources, written, audio, and visual exist in Somali, people remain unreached.


Prayer Points

Since movements are based on the authority of Scripture, pray that believers reproduce obedience-based discipleship groups.

Pray that God will raise up bi-vocational lay leaders and creatively reveal avenues for sharing the gospel.

Pray that God will raise up many prayer teams to "adopt" Somali people in Yemen; praying until the blessing of knowing Jesus spreads rapidly from family to family.

Pray that God will cause the revelation of his love and his Word to move swiftly through Somali families and clans in Yemen until He is honored and worshiped by them.


Scripture Prayers for the Somali in Yemen.


References

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGYTZ-3SM14


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-12-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-12-28
Link Up Africa
Praying for Somali
People Name General Somali
People Name in Country Somali
Pronunciation soh-MAH-lee
Population this Country 467,000
Population all Countries 24,795,000
Total Countries 24
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Issa; Ogaden; Sab; Shabelle; सोमाली
People ID 14983
ROP3 Code 109392
Country Yemen
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mainly camps near Aden   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Yemen
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mainly camps near Aden.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Map of Somali in Yemen
Primary Language Somali (467,000 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Somali (467,000 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Somali

Primary Language:  Somali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1915-1935)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1972-1976)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1979-2008)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video I Against My Brother
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Somali
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video Walk with Jesus video
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah
General Zúme Training
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.03 %)
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
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
80.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more