There are nearly 11 million ethnic Somalis in Somalia. They are a very individualistic people, sharply divided into clans, and fights often occur between the clans, resulting in many deaths. Somalis enjoy telling stories and learning history through their poetry. Pray that many Somalis will come to know Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life. And ask God to grant favour and wisdom to mission agencies focusing on the Somalis.
Population: 846,687 (2016 est.)
Official languages: Arabic, French
GDP (PPP) per capita: $3,584 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 58 years
Religions: 94% Muslim, 3% Orthodox, 2% Catholic