Baiso in Ethiopia


Joshua Project has identified the Baiso only in Ethiopia

Population

7,560

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

About a third of this small people group live on the western shore of Lake Abaya. The other two thirds live on the islands of Gidicho and Welege and use rafts of light wood to get to the main land. In the past they used to hunt hippos, now they fish, farm and weave. The Baiso intermarry with the Harro people.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Baiso
People Name in Country Baiso
Population in Ethiopia 7,600
World Population 7,600
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Alkali, Bayso, Gidichi, Haruro
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Omotic
People Name General Baiso
Ethnic Code CMT33z
People ID 10580
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Halfway between Soddo and Arba Minch, Merab Abaya area, Alge village (390); Gidicho Island, Baiso and Shigima villages (200); Welege Island on Lake Abaya (420), and west shore.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Baiso (7,600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Baiso 7,600
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Format Resource
None reported  

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 63.00 %)
88.00 %
Ethnic Religions
12.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
80.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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