Rahanweyn of Somalia

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Rahanweyn of Somalia

The Digil and Rahawiin (Mirifle) are two of the clan federations of the Somali peoples. 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

Christian workers need to care genuinely for the material and physical needs of these people, living in a harsh land.

Pray for the followers of Christ

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 entire people group

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.

Scripture Focus

"All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You." Psalm 22:27

People Name: Rahanweyn
Country: Somalia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,068,000
World Population: 2,068,000
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