Awi in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Awi only in Ethiopia

Population

877,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Awngi language is spoken by the Awi people, who live mainly in Awi Zone in Amhara Region, but also in Dangur District of Metekel Zone of Benishangul Gumuz Region and in Q'uara and Alefa Districts of North Gonder Zone of Amhara Region in Northern Ethiopia. The North Gonder Zone Awis have previously been called Kunfäl. Awis are predominantly farmers (using a plow) and very similar in culture to Amharas. The North Gonder Zone Awis, however, are very different in culture to the rest of the group. There are three subgroups: the Awigna, the Himtigna and the Kimantigna.


What are Their Beliefs?

Awis are strongly Ethiopian Orthodox Christians and very resistant to any form of Protestant Christianity. The Awi people accepted Orthodox Christianity hundred of years ago, and therefore they have integrated it into their culture.



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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-01-30
People Name General Awi
People Name in Country Awi
Population in Ethiopia 877,000
World Population 877,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Agau, Agaw, Agew, Awawar, Awiya, Awngi, Damot, Kwollanyoch, Southern Agau
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Ethio-Semitic
People Name General Awi
Ethnic Code CMT33a
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Location in Country Awi Zone, Amhara region, southwest of Lake Tana, scattered in Agew Midir and Metekel
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Awngi (877,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Awngi 877,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2009)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Awngi
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-01-30

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
99.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.50 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
65.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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