Sheko in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Sheko only in Ethiopia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The language of the Sheko is Omotic. However, some of them speak Amharic and Gimira. They live by tilling the land. They use the hoe for tilling the land. They produce enset and coffee.

They are polygamous and intermarry with the Bench people. They are followers of ethnic religion. CSA reports one tenth as adherents to Christianity and one quarter as followers of Protestant faith. The current study among the evangelicals shows that there are at least 4.3% evangelicals.

Profile Source:   Dr. Samuel Kebreab  

People Name General Sheko
People Name in Country Sheko
Population in Ethiopia 53,000
World Population 53,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Shak, Shako, Shekka, Shekko, Tschako
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Omotic
People Name General Sheko
Ethnic Code CMT33d
People ID 14902
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 Kafa region, Shako District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sheko (53,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sheko 53,000
For Primary Language: Sheko

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
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 69.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
70.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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