Introduction / History
The language of the Shabo is Nilo-Saharan, probably close to Koman, and Shabo young boy has 30% lexical similarity with the Majang and 12% with West Cushitic languages.
They do not like the name "Mekeyer" which outsiders use to address or call them. They live as scattered families and have no villages. They are hunters and gatherers, beekeepers. Islam is their primary religion. They are categorized as unengaged. There are no statistical figures of Christian adherents or Protestants in the CSA. From the evangelicals that participated in the current study, not one is working among the Shabo people.
|Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab|