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PEID: 42708

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: Eritrea

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

Population: 51,000

Global Population: 26,913,900

PEID: 42708

ROP: 109392

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Somalis of Eritrea, numbering 51,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Somali people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 26,913,900 in 16 countries. Their primary language is Somali. The primary religion practiced by the Somalis 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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