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PEID: 11486

ROP: 109392

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Somali

Language: Somali - (som)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Djibouti

Also found in: Canada; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Italy; Kenya; Netherlands; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Yemen

Population: 535,000

Global Population: 17,879,700

PEID: 11486

ROP: 109392

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity

Overview: The Somali of Djibouti, numbering 535,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Somali people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 17,879,700 in 15 countries. Their primary language is Somali. The primary religion practiced by the Somali is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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