Gurage, Soddo in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Gurage, Soddo only in Ethiopia
Population
178,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names North Gurage
People ID 18863
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gurage, Kambaata, Hadiyya regions, southwest of Addis Ababa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gurage, Kambaata, Hadiyya regions, southwest of Addis Ababa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Kistane (178,000 speakers)
Language Code: gru   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kistane (178,000 speakers)
Language Code: gru   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Kistane

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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

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