Madhiban in Somalia


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Introduction / History

The name Madhi-baan loosely translates to "the peaceful" in the Somali language. The Madhiban people are among the original inhabitants of Somalia. Far back in time, they were known as fearless hunters who would dare to attack lions and elephants with poisoned arrows. Their ancestors were the Macrobians, some of whom were the kings and queens in the land of Punt. Punt means "the Land of Gods."


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many of the Madhiban people are barbers or blacksmiths. Being a tanner is a very unpleasant job. Madhiban people must endure the stench of decaying carcasses and the chemicals it takes to process cow hides, making them into leather.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Traditionally, the Madhiban people were animists who worshipped the spirits of snakes and other animals. Hundreds of years ago, they were introduced to Islam. Today they are Muslim, but like most Islamic people in the Horn of Africa, they still hold to some pre-Islamic practices. They believe the world is filled with various spirits that must be appeased or placated.


What Are Their Needs?

The Midgan people need training in areas that will help them to gain better jobs. For example, if they learned certain computer skills or ways to improve Somalia's infrastructure, they could excel. Believers with the right skills might be able to provide this kind of training.


Prayer Points

May the Lord bless the Madhiban and keep them; may his face shine upon them.


Specifically, pray for the Lord to bless them in their work world, and especially with their spiritual lives.


Pray for a rapidly expanding network of Madhiban disciples making more disciples.


Pray for the Lord to thrust out his ambassadors to the Madhiban community.


Scripture Prayers for the Madhiban in Somalia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-01-22
People Name General Madhiban
People Name in Country Madhiban
Population this Country 7,500
Population all Countries 10,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gaboye; Midgan; Muse Dheri
People ID 19170
ROP3 Code 106615
Country Somalia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 3  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Scattered among Somali tribes   Source:  World Christian Database
Country Somalia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 3  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Scattered among Somali tribes.   Source:  World Christian Database

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Primary Language Somali (7,500 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Somali (7,500 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
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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: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more