Oromo, Hararghe in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Oromo, Hararghe only in Ethiopia
Population
5,705,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Harerge Oromo are the descendants of the Barentu confederacy that moved toward the east of the Ganale River during the Oromo migration of the 16th century. They consist of the Ittu, Ania, Ala, Nole, Jarso and Babile tribes. They were able to occupy the land of the Harar uplands where they came in contact with the Somali and the Harar city-state. They became sedentary agriculturalists. Some of their tribes like the Nole and the Babile live mixed together with the Somali.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Harerge Oromo are friendly and hospitable people. They are farmers and they also have livestock. Not much has been done to evangelize the Harerge Oromo.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Harerge Oromo, although not all, became converted to Islam through the influence of the Harar city-state which also became instrumental in spreading Islam to all other southern parts of Ethiopia. The Ittu have remained largely followers of ethnic religion.

The few believers that are from among the people have left their community to join the Christian communities from other people groups.


Prayer Points

* Ask the Lord to send laborers who have the burden for the Harerge Oromo.
* Pray that the Lord raise a Harerge Oromo church.
* Pray that the Lord would open the hearts of the Harerge Oromo.


Profile Source:   MANI 

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-01-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-01-29
People Name General Oromo, Hararghe
People Name in Country Oromo, Hararghe
Population in Ethiopia 5,705,000
World Population 5,705,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ittu, Qotu
People ID 12286
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 North Bale zone, east and west Hararghe zone.   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 North Bale zone, east and west Hararghe zone.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Oromo, Eastern (5,705,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hae   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Oromo, Eastern (5,705,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hae   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Oromo, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1870-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1875-1979)
Complete Bible Yes   (1987)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
97.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
35.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Link Up Africa  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: MANI 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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