Kwegu in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Kwegu only in Ethiopia

Population

740

Christian

58%

Evangelical

44%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab


Introduction / History

The Kwegu speak a language which is Nilo-Saharan. There is 36% lexical similarity with the Mursi and, depending on the area where they live, they use the Bodi dialect of Me'en or Mursi as second languge.

The Kwegu live in symbiotic relationship with the Mursi, which by some anthropologists is considered more of tribal dominance, in which the Mursi dominates the Kwegu. The Kwegu serve the Mursi by providing them with honey, games and are available to ferry them across the Omo, for the Kwegu are expert in crossing through the swift currents of the Omo River. In return, the Mursi benefit the Kwegu by assisting them to obtain cattle (which the Kwegu do not have) which is the vital part of bride wealth and without which they cannot get married.




Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab

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Country Ethiopia
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Southwest, Omo River west bank, Kuchur village, and a small group north
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People Name General Kwegu
People Name in Country Kwegu
ROP3 Code 113930
Joshua Project People ID 18363
Indigenous Yes
Population in Ethiopia 740
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Bacha, Koegu, Kwegi, Menja,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kwegu 700
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nilotic
People Name General Kwegu
Ethnic Code NAB62z
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
58%    ( Evangelical  44% )
Ethnic Religions
30.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
12.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
10.00%
Orthodox
80.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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