Karo, Kerre in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Karo, Kerre only in Ethiopia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Karo live south of the Mursi on the left bank of the Omo River. Their language, which is Karo, is related with the Hamer-Banna and has 81% lexical similarity. It is an Omotic language. They subsist through farming. They use the hoe to cultivate the land and rely on the Omo River for water. They also fish especially in times of scarcity. They have a ceremony of jumping over lined cattle, similar to that of the Hamer. A young who is able to jump over a large number of cattle proves that he is able to marry. They peacefully co-exist with their neighbors but at times get into conflict with the Mursi. They are followers of ethnic religion.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the Karo to hear the gospel and be followers of Christ.
* Ask God to raise laborers and intercessors for the Karo.
* Ask the Lord to provide evangelistic resources in their language.

Profile Source:   MANI 

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-01-06
People Name General Karo, Kerre
People Name in Country Karo, Kerre
Population in Ethiopia 2,100
World Population 2,100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ganjule, Kerre
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Omotic
People Name General Karo, Kerre
Ethnic Code CMT33d
People ID 12547
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 South Omo region, upstream from Daasanach, riverside settlements near the Hamer-Banna.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karo (2,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Karo 2,100
For Primary Language: Karo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
4.30 %
Ethnic Religions
95.70 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
20.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Carrie Johnson  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: MANI 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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