Somali is spoken by between 8,374,000 and 8,634,000 people: between 5,400,000 and 6,700,000 in Somalia, 2,050,000 in Ethiopia, 312,000 in Kenya, 290,000 in Yemen, 282,000 elsewhere.
Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1915.
The New Testament was first published in 1972.
The complete Bible was first published in 1979.
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Modricker version, first published in 1972 by Bible Society of Kenya, Nairobi. This page is taken from a New Testament published in 1979 by United Bible Societies, Toronto.