Basketo in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Basketo only in Ethiopia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Basketo people have responded enthusiastically to the Gospel and are even beginning to send out their own missionaries to other ethnic groups. Three major evangelical denominations are represented in their area, with over 70 congregations. The New Testament translation into the Basketo language is making progress, with three books finished and two others drafted. The Jesus film is available in their language. Challenges currently facing the Basketo include beginning a mother-tongue literacy program in preparation for the publication of Scripture portions.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Basketo
People Name in Country Basketo
Population in Ethiopia 111,000
World Population 111,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Badditu
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Omotic
People Name General Basketo
Ethnic Code CMT33d
People ID 10707
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 22  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North Omo region, west of Bulki on a plateau.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Basketo (111,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Basketo 111,000
For Primary Language: Basketo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2006)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Basketo Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 62.00 %)
94.00 %
Ethnic Religions
6.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
75.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
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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