Awi in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Awi only in Ethiopia

Population

786,000

Christian

100%

Evangelical

0.20%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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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Country Ethiopia
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Awi Zone, Amhara region, southwest of Lake Tana, scattered in Agew Midir and Metekel
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People Name General Awi
People Name in Country Awi
ROP3 Code 109464
Joshua Project People ID 15030
Indigenous Yes
Population in Ethiopia 786,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Agau, Agaw, Agew, Awawar, Awiya, Awngi, Damot, Kwollanyoch, Southern Agau,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Awngi 786,000
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Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Ethio-Semitic
People Name General Awi
Ethnic Code CMT33a
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
100%    ( Evangelical  0.20% )
Ethnic Religions
0.50%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
30.00%
Orthodox
65.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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