Karo in Ethiopia

The Karo have only been reported in Ethiopia
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Karo live south of the Mursi on the left bank of the Omo River. Their language, which is Karo, is related with the Hamer-Banna and has 81% lexical similarity. It is an Omotic language. They subsist through farming. They use the hoe to cultivate the land and rely on the Omo River for water. They also fish especially in times of scarcity. They have a ceremony of jumping over lined cattle, similar to that of the Hamer. A young who is able to jump over a large number of cattle proves that he is able to marry. They peacefully co-exist with their neighbors but at times get into conflict with the Mursi. They are followers of ethnic religion.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the Karo to hear the gospel and be followers of Christ.
Ask God to raise laborers and intercessors for the Karo.
Ask the Lord to provide evangelistic resources in their language.


Scripture Prayers for the Karo in Ethiopia.


Profile Source:   MANI 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-01-06
People Name General Karo
People Name in Country Karo
Population this Country 2,600
Population all Countries 2,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Ganjule; Kerre
People ID 12547
ROP3 Code 104685
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: south Omo zone, upstream from Daasanach [dsh] language area, riverside settlements near Hamer-Banna [amf] language area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: south Omo zone, upstream from Daasanach [dsh] language area, riverside settlements near Hamer-Banna [amf] language area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Karo (2,600 speakers)
Language Code kxh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Karo (2,600 speakers)
Language Code kxh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Karo

Primary Language:  Karo

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.67 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
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
20.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Rod Waddington - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source MANI 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more