Rahanweyn in Somalia

Unreached of the Day  5/10/2021

Rahanweyn in Somalia

The Rahanweyn group is composed of two major sub-clans, the Digil and the Mirifle or Rahawiin. The Somalis are not a unitary people group, but a grouping of broad clan federations divided by language and by clan conflicts. The Digil-Rahawiin speak various dialects of what is known as the Maay language. The Digil and Rahawiin clans retain much of the historic nomadic, pastoral culture primarily centered around camels with a few cattle and goats. They are virtually all Muslim.

Ministry Obstacles

The Digil-Rahawiin clans may offer special challenges to evangelists and church planters because of the clan divisions within the broader group.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for laborers to sow God's Word to persons and households of peace, which will in turn catalyze movements to Christ among the Rahanweyn people.

Scripture Focus

"He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west."  Psalm 103:12

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this people group to find forgiveness and relationship with the Lord Almighty.

Prayer Focus

There are very few followers of Jesus among this large clan grouping in Somalia. They need prayer support. Pray they will be sent resources (Scripture, Jesus film, and so forth) to help them become established in the faith. Pray they will be patient with each other, bearing with one another in love. Pray for the Digil-Rahawiin people living in the harsh environment of Somalia to be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for sufficient rain and for good agricultural practices.



People Name Rahanweyn
PronunciationREE-win
Country Somalia
10/40 Window Yes
Population 2,016,000
World Population 2,016,000
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