Dime in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Dime only in Ethiopia





Largest Religion

Main Language


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
World Population 1,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dima, Su’ich
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Omotic
People Name General Dime
Ethnic Code CMT33z
People ID 11559
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 Kafa region, north of Omo River, just before it turns south.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dime (1,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Dime 1,200
For Primary Language: Dime

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.70 %)
87.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
70.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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