Mesqan in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Mesqan only in Ethiopia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Mesqan people live in the highlands, at the base of the mountains and in the surrounding city of Buttajira, Ethiopia. The Mesquan, who speak a language related to other Gurage languages, do not consider themselves to be Gurage. They share a border to the south with the Silt'e people, a large Muslim group.

Like most groups in the Gurage region of Ethiopia, the Mesqan are traders and the men travel a great deal. The women travel much less and have little opportunity to learn neighboring language, other than Silt'e. The Mesqan are devout Muslims and have little interest in seeing their language developed.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mesqan
People Name in Country Mesqan
Population in Ethiopia 205,000
World Population 205,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Ethio-Semitic
People Name General Mesqan
Ethnic Code CMT34c
People ID 19531
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 West Gurage region, Mareqo woreda, principal villages: Mikayelo, Mesqan, and Hudat.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mesqan (205,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mesqan 205,000
For Primary Language: Mesqan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.40 %)
36.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
0.00 %
49.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
75.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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