Djibouti DJ


GMO Gospel Visits 2014


Indicated decisions 2014




1,200 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Djibouti
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

  • Cultural Distinctions

  • Top 25 Stats

  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim, Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

  • Internet Access

  • Ethnic Groups

    Somali (61%, 3 major clans in the southern half of country),\; Afar/Danakil (28%, in the northern half of the country); Arab (8%); Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees are not accounted for in the population total.
  • Common Languages

    French, Arabic
  • Economy

    Very poor nation that lacks water, arable land, and natural resources.
    Depends on French aid and military bases. 
    It has deep-water ports , a good railway, and a strategic location that France uses.
    The nation has 50-80% unemployment and high levels of qat consumption (a mild drug).
  • History / Politics

    Controlled by France starting in 1984; won independence from France in 1977.
    Governed by a multiparty republic. 
    Civil war broke out in the early 1990’s; In 2002 shari’a law was replaced by family law.
    Nation is peaceful, but has social issues, such as famine, prostitution, and drug use.
  • Spirituality

    Government recognizes 3 churches: French Protestant, Catholic, and Ethiopian Orthodox. 
    The few Christians are persecuted by family and others for their beliefs.
    It is a tough mission field due to hot, arid climate, high unemployment, and drug abuse.
  • Prayers

    Pray that religious freedom persists.
    Pray for Christian work in education, public health, Bible translation, and Youth work.
    Pray that God would send long-term Christian workers, especially from nearby nations.
    Pray that Christian unity will overcome tribal connections.


All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.