Gurage, Soddo in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Gurage, Soddo only in Ethiopia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kistane people live in the highlands of Ethiopia, south of Addis Ababa the nation's capital.

The Kistane people are devote Orthodox Christians, as their name (meaning "the Christians") implies. While there are many Orthodox churches in the Kistane area, the services are always held in the national language (Amharic). Very few Kistane people can read or write in their own language. This is particularly unfortunate for the majority of Kistane women who do not tend to learn Amharic well. The Kistane do not have scripture in their own language.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gurage, Soddo
People Name in Country Gurage, Soddo
Population in Ethiopia 178,000
World Population 178,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names North Gurage
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Ethio-Semitic
People Name General Gurage, Soddo
Ethnic Code CMT34z
People ID 18863
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 Gurage, Kambaata, Hadiyya regions, southwest of Addis Ababa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kistane (178,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kistane 178,000
For Primary Language: Kistane

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Kistane Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
75.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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