Argobba in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Argobba only in Ethiopia

Population

174,000

Christian

4.6%

Evangelical

1.5%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Argobba are a Muslim people group that is spread out through isolated village networks and towns in the northeast and east of Ethiopia. Historically, they have been an oppressed people group, suffering from land incursions and economic pressures from neighboring people groups on one hand, and natural famine pressures on the other. The Argobba have typically been astute traders and merchants, and have adjusted to the economic trends in their area. These factors have led to the overall suppression of the Argobba language. In some places it has homogenized with Amharic. In other places the people have shifted to neighboring languages for economic reasons. At this time there are only a few areas left where the Argobba are not at least bilingual in Amharic, Oromo or Afar. All of these languages have literature that can be used to serve the Argobba, even though the current literacy rate in any language is low for the Argobba. The number of Argobba that cannot be served by another language is uncertain.




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Country Ethiopia
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Northeast, Amhara, Oromiya and Afar regions; Rift Valley in Yimlawo, Gusa, Shonke, Berehet, Khayr Amba, Melkajillo, Metehara, Shewa Robit, villages area
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People Name General Argobba
People Name in Country Argobba
ROP3 Code 100494
Joshua Project People ID 10422
Indigenous Yes
Population in Ethiopia 174,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Ankober,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Argobba: Shonke-T’allaha Amharic
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Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Ethio-Semitic
People Name General Argobba
Ethnic Code CMT34a
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
4.6%    ( Evangelical  1.5% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
95.40%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
15.00%
Protestant
20.00%
Orthodox
65.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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