Nao in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Nao only in Ethiopia

Population

12,100

Christian

60%

Evangelical

0.90%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: MANI


Introduction / History

The Tsamai are a people group that live in the plain of the Weyt'o River. They may have been part of the Konso people and because of the raids from the Borana, had crossed the Sagan River to settle among the Banna and Dime and intermingled with them. They are neighbored by the Hamar and Banna, with whom they have built a strong alliance, on the west and south west, by the Arbore on the south, by the Gawada and Kerkert on the east and by the Maale on the north. They are cultivators as well as keep livestock. They grow sorghum and maize. They use the hoe to cultivate the land. Their administrative and trade center is the Weyto town. The Tsamako are predominantly followers of their ethnic religion which believes that the male and female star created the world.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the Tsamai to hear the gospel and be followers of Christ.
* Ask God to raise laborers, especially from among the Konso ,who are related to the Tsemai and have a good relationship with them, who will work to reach and intercede for the Tsamai.



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Country Ethiopia
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Decha Awraja, Kafa region, and scattered in Kafa area; Shoa Bench Wereda, Dulkuma village; Sheko Wereda: Aybera, Kosa, and Jomdos villages
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People Name General Nao
People Name in Country Nao
ROP3 Code 107081
Joshua Project People ID 13951
Indigenous Yes
Population in Ethiopia 12,100
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nayi: Nao 12,098
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Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Omotic
People Name General Nao
Ethnic Code CMT33d
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
60%    ( Evangelical  0.90% )
Ethnic Religions
40.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
25.00%
Orthodox
75.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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