Ximre in Ethiopia

The Ximre have only been reported in Ethiopia
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

In the mountainous highlands of northern Ethiopia lives a small group of people known as the Xamir. These people live in the North Amhara Regional State about 150 km northwest of Lake T 'and, near the Simien mountains. The three main towns in that area are Sekota, Tsizika, and Dehana.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The language the Xamir people speak is called Xamtanga although their language is also known as Agawinya, Khamtanga, Simt 'anga, Xamta or Xamir. Languages in the surrounding area are Amharic, Afar and Tigrigna.

Xamtanga is used in schools and is known by most of the people, although some also speak Amharic. They have a strong desire for Scripture and literature in their language. The Government is also favorable to translation of the Scriptures, since it will inspire a greater interest in reading and literacy.

The Xamir people are agriculturalists and produce primarily wheat and sorghum but poverty wracks families trying to grow what they need in the powdery, draught-ridden soil.


What Are Their Beliefs?

About 100% of the people would say they are Christians (mostly Orthodox) but extremely few are evangelical.


What Are Their Needs?

Despite their Christian heritage, the Xamir society staggers under a heavy burden of HIV/AIDS. Because they have never had access to God's Word in their own language, Xamir family relationships hinge on unfortunate traditions, including child marriage and female circumcision.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Ximre in Ethiopia.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ximre
People Name in Country Ximre
Alternate Names Hamir; Hamta; Hamtanga; Kamir; Khamtanga; Kharmir; Xamir; Xamtanga
Population this Country 444,000
Population all Countries 444,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12050
ROP3 Code 103680
ROP25 Code 308850
ROP25 Name Xamir (Eastern Agaw)
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North Amhara region: Avergele district, Lasta and Waag zones, 100 km north of Weldiya; southeast Tigray region: Jirurzba area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North Amhara region: Avergele district, Lasta and Waag zones, 100 km north of Weldiya; southeast Tigray region: Jirurzba area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.02 %)
98.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Xamtanga (444,000 speakers)
Language Code xan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Xamtanga (444,000 speakers)
Language Code xan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Xamtanga

Primary Language:  Xamtanga

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2005-2009)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2018)
Bible-Complete No
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Xamtanga Jesus Film Project
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Xamtanga YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Xamtanga YouVersion Bibles
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Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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