Country: Ethiopia

Number of People Groups

110

People Groups Unreached

32

Total Population

97,388,000

Unreached Population

20,504,000

% Christian Adherent

59.8%

% Evangelical

17.3 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (59.8%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Aari 399,000 Aari Christianity 62.0 % 46.5 %
 Afar 1,759,000 Afar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Allaaba 320,000 Alaba-K'abeena Islam 2.6 % 1.5 %
 Amhara 27,381,000 Amharic Christianity 84.5 % 1.1 %
Anfillo 4,800 Anfillo Islam 9.0 % 4.5 %
 Anuak, Yambo 123,000 Anuak Christianity 84.0 % 59.5 %
 Arab 1,400 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 8.0 % 1.0 %
 Arab, Sudanese 14,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Yemeni 4,100 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arbore, Erbore 10,000 Arbore E Ethnic Religions 1.3 % 1.3 %
 Argobba 194,000 Argobba Islam 4.6 % 1.5 %
 Awi 877,000 Awngi Christianity 99.5 % 0.2 %
Baiso 7,600 Baiso Christianity 88.0 % 63.0 %
Bale 3,700 Kacipo-Balesi E Ethnic Religions 33.0 % 14.5 %
Basketo 108,000 Basketo Christianity 94.0 % 62.0 %
Begi-Mao 29,000 Hozo Islam 9.0 % 4.5 %
 Bench 485,000 Bench Christianity 73.0 % 65.7 %
 Benshangul, Berta 288,000 Berta Islam 2.0 % 1.5 %
Birale 100 Ongota E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.0 %
 Burji 99,000 Burji Christianity 72.0 % 38.0 %
Bussa, Dobase 27,000 Bussa Christianity 95.0 % 51.5 %
Chara 18,000 Chara E Ethnic Religions 1.9 % 1.9 %
 Chinese, general 28,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Dawro 741,000 Dawro Christianity 92.0 % 53.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Ethiopian Sign Language Christianity 65.0 % 19.7 %
 Digil-Rahawiin, Juba Somali 497,000 Maay Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Dime 1,200 Dime Christianity 87.0 % 33.7 %
 Dizi 48,000 Dizin Christianity 72.0 % 14.5 %
 Dorze 52,000 Dorze Christianity 86.0 % 1.0 %
 French 700 French Christianity 63.0 % 0.6 %
 Gamo 1,521,000 Gamo Christianity 85.0 % 49.0 %
 Ganza 500 Ganza E Ethnic Religions 2.6 % 2.5 %
 Gawwada, Gauwada 95,000 Gawwada E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 5.0 %
Gayil 70,000 Gayil Christianity 62.0 % 46.5 %
 Gedeo 1,344,000 Gedeo Christianity 85.0 % 78.0 %
 Gidole 57,000 Dirasha Christianity 82.0 % 50.7 %
Gofa 499,000 Gofa Christianity 88.0 % 61.0 %
 Greek 700 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gujarati, Indo-Pakistani 2,500 Gujarati Hinduism 2.0 % 2.0 %
 Gumuz 250,000 Gumuz E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 20.0 %
Gurage, Innemor 278,000 Inor Christianity 44.0 % 5.8 %
 Gurage, Sebat Bet 415,000 Sebat Bet Gurage Christianity 64.0 % 8.3 %
 Gurage, Soddo 173,000 Kistane Christianity 90.0 % 7.0 %
Hadiyya, Hadya 1,749,000 Hadiyya Christianity 89.0 % 75.8 %
 Hamer-Banna 101,000 Hamer-Banna E Ethnic Religions 1.5 % 0.6 %
 Hamir, Xamir 369,000 Xamtanga Christianity 98.0 % 1.0 %
 Harari, Adere 44,000 Harari Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
 Irob, Saho 46,000 Saho Christianity 86.0 % 0.6 %
 Italian 700 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.1 %
 Jew, Ethiopian, Falasha 3,200 Qimant E Ethnic Religions 9.0 % 3.3 %
 Jew, Israeli 100 Hebrew E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kachama, Haruro 3,600 Kachama-Ganjule E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 11.6 %
 Kafa, Kafecho 1,192,000 Kafa Christianity 90.0 % 23.7 %
 Kambata 864,000 Kambaata Christianity 93.0 % 80.0 %
 Karo, Kerre 2,100 Karo E Ethnic Religions 4.3 % 0.7 %
 Kebena 73,000 Kambaata Islam 3.0 % 1.0 %
Kemant, Qimant 217,000 Qimant Christianity 90.0 % 0.1 %
 Kewama 21,000 Kwama E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.7 %
Koma, Central 13,000 Komo E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 10.7 %
 Konso 345,000 Konso Christianity 61.0 % 48.8 %
Koore 216,000 Koorete Christianity 94.0 % 86.0 %
 Kunama 6,700 Kunama Christianity 85.0 % 5.6 %
Kunfal 2,900 Awngi E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 1.0 %
Kwegu 800 Kwegu Christianity 58.0 % 44.0 %
 Majangir 45,000 Majang Christianity 94.0 % 73.4 %
Male 135,000 Male E Ethnic Religions 29.0 % 19.5 %
 Mao, Northern 21,000 Bambassi Islam 4.8 % 2.6 %
 Marako 89,000 Libido Islam 29.0 % 12.3 %
Me'en, Mekan 207,000 Me'en Christianity 56.0 % 53.3 %
Melo 40,000 Melo Christianity 65.0 % 38.0 %
 Mesqan 200,000 Mesqan Islam 36.0 % 4.4 %
 Murle 2,000 Murle Christianity 67.0 % 18.0 %
 Mursi, Murzu 10,000 Mursi E Ethnic Religions 11.0 % 5.3 %
Nao 14,000 Nayi Christianity 60.0 % 0.9 %
 Nuer, Naath 204,000 Nuer Christianity 93.0 % 88.0 %
 Nyangatom 35,000 Nyangatom E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 2.4 %
 Opuuo, Shita 2,200 Opuuo Christianity 60.0 % 46.0 %
 Oromo, Arsi 5,452,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 7.0 % 3.4 %
 Oromo, Borana 1,177,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 3.0 %
 Oromo, Gujji 1,504,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Christianity 58.0 % 49.0 %
 Oromo, Hararghe 5,456,000 Oromo, Eastern Islam 0.5 % 0.0 %
 Oromo, Jimma 3,078,000 Oromo, West Central Islam 2.0 % 1.2 %
 Oromo, Karrayu 289,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
Oromo, Macha 6,546,000 Oromo, West Central Christianity 65.0 % 39.0 %
 Oromo, Tulama 7,197,000 Oromo, West Central Christianity 76.0 % 13.3 %
Oromo, Wallo 317,000 Amharic Islam 2.9 % 0.4 %
 Oromo, Yajju 99,000 Oromo, West Central Islam 1.3 % 0.2 %
Oyda 62,000 Oyda Christianity 74.0 % 60.0 %
 Reshiat, Daasanach 66,000 Daasanach E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.5 %
 Russian 700 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Seze 5,200 Seze E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 0.0 %
 Shabo 800 Shabo E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.0 %
Shekkacho, Mocha 107,000 Shekkacho Christianity 90.0 % 64.0 %
Sheko 52,000 Sheko Christianity 80.0 % 69.0 %
 Shinasha 86,000 Borna Christianity 99.0 % 10.6 %
 Sidama 4,066,000 Sidamo Christianity 91.0 % 86.0 %
 Silti 1,288,000 Silt'e Islam 2.0 % 0.5 %
 Somali 6,318,000 Somali Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Surma, Suri 38,000 Suri E Ethnic Religions 0.6 % 0.4 %
 Taposa 14,000 Toposa E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 6,180,000 Tigrigna Christianity 96.0 % 0.3 %
Timbaro 136,000 Kambaata Christianity 95.0 % 76.5 %
 Tsamai 28,000 Tsamai E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.5 %
 Turkana 39,000 Turkana E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.7 %
Weyto 2,300 Amharic Islam 4.4 % 1.2 %
 Wolaita 2,309,000 Wolaytta Christianity 98.0 % 71.0 %
Wolane 120,000 Wolane Islam 3.4 % 0.1 %
Yemma 220,000 Yemsa Christianity 58.0 % 8.6 %
 Zay 6,700 Zay Christianity 80.0 % 0.0 %
 Zayse, Zergulla 25,000 Zaysete E Ethnic Religions 1.9 % 1.6 %
  Totals:  110 96,781,000 32     59.8 % 17.3 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
59.8%
17.3%
Ethnic Religions
5.5%
Hinduism
0.0%
Islam
34.3%
Non-Religious
0.3%
Other / Small Religions
0.0%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.0%
Independent
3.6%
Protestant
26.8%
Roman Catholic
2.2%
Orthodox
67.4%
Other Christian
0.0%

Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.


Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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