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Area: 637,000 sq km

The mostly arid Horn of Africa east of Ethiopia and Kenya.

Population: 9,358,602    Annual Growth: 2.30%

Capital: Mogadishu

Urbanites: 37.4%


Peoples: 22 (77% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Somali, Arabic (few speak it)    Languages: 15 All languages


Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Answer to Prayer

An infant Somali Church is emerging amid great tribulation. Somali Christians are despised and heavily persecuted, even martyred, but are also growing in faith and in vision. Burdened for their country, they are leading more boldly and will clearly not just disappear. Those in power admit that Somalis are no longer 100% Muslim but more stridently insist that all Somalis remain Muslim.

Challenge for Prayer

The work of missions, always dangerous and hedged with restrictions, was forced to cease in 1972 when their institutions were nationalized by the new Marxist regime. The work of different missions between 1897 and 1974 saw several hundred turn to the Lord. Pray for workers to the Somalis to be called, committed and ready for when these defiantly closed doors open.

     For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Somalia.