Baiso in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Baiso only in Ethiopia
Population
7,900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

About a third of this small people group live on the western shore of Lake Abaya. The other two thirds live on the islands of Gidicho and Welege and use rafts of light wood to get to the main land. In the past they used to hunt hippos, now they fish, farm and weave. The Baiso intermarry with the Harro people.


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People Name General Baiso
People Name in Country Baiso
Population in Ethiopia 7,900
World Population 7,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Alkali, Bayso, Gidichi, Haruro
People ID 10580
ROP3 Code 100791
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 Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: halfway between Soddo and Arba Minch, Merab Abaya area, Alge village (390); Gidicho Island, Baiso and Shigima villages (200); Welege island on Lake Abaya (420), and west shore.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: halfway between Soddo and Arba Minch, Merab Abaya area, Alge village (390); Gidicho Island, Baiso and Shigima villages (200); Welege island on Lake Abaya (420), and west shore..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Baiso (7,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bsw   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Baiso (7,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bsw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Baiso

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 63.00 %)
88.00 %
Ethnic Religions
12.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
80.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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