Dime in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Dime only in Ethiopia

Population

1,200

Christian

87.0%

Evangelical

33.7%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab


Introduction / History

Linguistically, the Dime belong to the Omotic language family. The Dime people live in the North Omo Administrative Region. Their territory consists of a mountain range of less than 20 kms width and 55 kms length, which stretches from north to south.

Their neighbours are the Chara to the north (across the river Omo), the Basketto to the north-east and east, the Aari to the southeast, the Mursi and some Surma to the south-west, and the Bodi (Me'en) to the west. They have 47% lexical similarity with the Banna. They make use of terracing when tilling the land and they grow maize, barley, and enset (false banana).




Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab

People Name General Dime
People Name in Country Dime
Population in Ethiopia 1,200
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dima, Su’ich
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Omotic
People Name General Dime
Ethnic Code CMT33z
Country Ethiopia
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Kafa region, north of Omo River, just before it turns south
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Dime 1,200
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Dime 1,200
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
87%    ( Evangelical  34% )
Ethnic Religions
3.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
10.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
25.00%
Orthodox
70.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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