Djibouti DJ

48,980

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

8,978

Indicated decisions 2014

879,000

Population

15,000

Christians
1,200 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Djibouti
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim, Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    170/187
  • Internet Access

    10.7
  • 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.

Note:

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