Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Somali

Language: Maay - (ymm)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Somalia

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Population: 975,000

Global Population: 975,000

PEID: 11952

ROP: 105958

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Digil-Rahanweyn of Somalia, numbering 975,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Somali people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Somalia. Their primary language is Maay. The primary religion practiced by the Digil-Rahanweyn 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.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available