Hamir, Xamir in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Hamir, Xamir only in Ethiopia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Xamir live in the mountainous highlands of Northern Ethiopia, about 150km northwest of Lake T'ana, near the Simien mountains. These agriculturalists produce wheat and sorghum. While many Xamir speak Amharic in addition to their local language, Xamtanga, the women and the older men only speak Xamtanga. The Xamir have expressed interest in seeing their language developed.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Hamir, Xamir
People Name in Country Hamir, Xamir
Population in Ethiopia 380,000
World Population 380,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Hamta, Hamtanga, Kamir, Khamtanga, Kharmir, Xamir, Xamtanga
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Ethio-Semitic
People Name General Hamir, Xamir
Ethnic Code CMT33a
People ID 12050
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 Amhara Regional State: Sekota, Zikuala, and Dehana. The three main towns are Sekota, Tsizika, and Dehana.   Source: 
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Xamtanga (380,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Xamtanga 380,000
For Primary Language: Xamtanga

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Jesus Film: view in Xamtanga Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
98.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
80.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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