Kebena in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Kebena only in Ethiopia

Population

65,100

Christian

3.0%

Evangelical

1.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: MANI


Introduction / History

The Kebena People Group live in the Gurage Zone. In the 19th century they were part of the Hadya Kingdom, in fact it was one of the two principalities of Hadya, an autonomous state ruled by Umar Baska. It became known as Kebena or Hadya Womba. It also became an important commercial and Islamic center under Baska rule. It was conquered by Menelik II soldiers after a fierce battle which was more of a religious nature. The Kebena subsist on agriculture. Unlike their southern kinsmen, the Hadya, the Kebena are followers of Islam.


Prayer Points

* Pray to the Lord to send people that intercede for the Kebena.
* Ask the Lord to send laborers, especially from among the Hadya to reach the Kebena people.
* Ask the Lord to loosen the hold that Islam has in their lives.
* Ask the Lord to provide evangelistic resources in their language.



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Country Ethiopia
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Southwest Gurage, Kambaata, Hadiyya region. Durame is main town
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People Name General Kebena
People Name in Country Kebena
ROP3 Code 104794
Joshua Project People ID 12600
Indigenous Yes
Population in Ethiopia 65,100
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Qebena,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kambaata: Qebena
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Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Omotic
People Name General Kebena
Ethnic Code CMT33d
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
3.0%    ( Evangelical  1.0% )
Ethnic Religions
20.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
77.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
20.00%
Orthodox
70.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: MANI
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