Bantu Somali in Somalia

Unreached of the Day  10/06/2021

Bantu Somali in Somalia

pronounced: BAN-too

The different Somali Bantu groups are united primarily because of the racial discrimination they face within Somalia. Most Somalis will not intermarry with Somali Bantus, and some will not even eat with them or enter their house. During the civil war in Somalia, Somali Bantus were one of the most vulnerable groups and suffered horribly at the hands of clan militias and criminal gangs. Many have left Somalia.

Ministry Obstacles

Fear that Christianity undermines their identity, communities and traditions is one way Satan uses to hinder Somali Bantu communities from accepting Christ's blessings.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for believers to build bridges of friendship and trust with Somali Bantu family leaders.

Scripture Focus

"You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence."  Acts 2:28

Scripture Prayer

Pray the Lord makes known to today’s people group the true path of live. Pray they learn to rejoice in God’s presence.

Prayer Focus

Pray that Somali Bantu people who know Christ will become wise in sowing the Word of God among their families and friends. * Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Somali Bantu families into a rich experience of God's blessing. * Pray for Somali Bantus to become disciples and make disciples who will make even more disciples. * Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Somali Bantu people teachable and understanding hearts.



People Name Bantu Somali
PronunciationBAN-too
Country Somalia
10/40 Window Yes
Population 769,000
World Population 937,000
Language Maay
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image