Sheko in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Sheko only in Ethiopia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab

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 51,800
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
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Kafa region, Shako District
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sheko (52,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sheko 52,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

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
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