Oromo, Hararghe in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Oromo, Hararghe only in Ethiopia

Population

4,892,000

Christian

0.50%

Evangelical

0.01%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: MANI


Introduction / History

The Harerge Oromo are the descendants of the Barentu confederacy that moved toward the east of the Ganale River during the Oromo migration of the 16th century. They consist of the Ittu, Ania, Ala, Nole, Jarso and Babile tribes. They were able to occupy the land of the Harar uplands where they came in contact with the Somali and the Harar city-state. They became sedentary agriculturalists. Some of their tribes like the Nole and the Babile live mixed together with the Somali. The Harerge Oromo, although not all, became converted to Islam through the influence of the Harar city-state which also became instrumental in spreading Islam to all other southern parts of Ethiopia. The Ittu have remained largely followers of ethnic religion. The Harerge Oromo are friendly and hospitable people. They are farmers and they also have livestock. Not much has been done to evangelize the Harerge Oromo. The few believers that are from among the people have left their community to join the Christian communities from other people groups.


Prayer Points

* Ask the Lord to send laborers who have the burden for the Harerge Oromo.
* Pray that the Lord raise a Harerge Oromo church.
* Pray that the Lord would open the hearts of the Harerge Oromo.



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Country Ethiopia
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country North Bale zone, east and west Hararghe zone
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People Name General Oromo, Hararghe
People Name in Country Oromo, Hararghe
ROP3 Code 104113
Joshua Project People ID 12286
Indigenous Yes
Population in Ethiopia 4,892,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Ittu, Qotu,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Oromo, Eastern 4,891,764
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Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Oromo
People Name General Oromo, Hararghe
Ethnic Code CMT33b
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.50%    ( Evangelical  0.01% )
Ethnic Religions
2.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
97.50%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
35.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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