Majangir in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Majangir only in Ethiopia
Population
48,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Majangir live in scattered communities in the forests of Southwestern Ethiopia. They are often interspersed with other ethnic groups. They are located on an escarpment between the highlands and the lowlands. In the past, the group was raided for slaves by highlanders, but they were able to survive by hiding in the dense forest.

The Majangir meet their needs through slash and burn farming, hunting, fishing, and bee keeping. They prepare a special drink made by boiling coffee leaves with a mixture of spices. Some men have several wives and siblings are considered to have a closer relationship than husband and wife. While the Majangir traditionally shifted residence often, they have recently developed permanent villages. They have also recently adopted the practice of wearing clothing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

During the 1960s and 1970s, some of the Majangir became Christians. While there was initially a rapid spread of the gospel, the church there has suffered from a lack of Christian maturity and discipleship. Other Ethiopian Christians have made great strides in reaching out to the Majangir, but major cultural differences have challenged the effectiveness of their outreach.


What Are Their Needs?

The Majang do not need church planters, however missionaries with skills in discipleship, biblical training, medicine, or agricultural development may be able to serve the Majang.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Majangir
People Name in Country Majangir
Population in Ethiopia 48,000
World Population 48,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Majang, Mesengo
People ID 13689
ROP3 Code 106564
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 22  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Oromia and Gambela regions; Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: a long, narrow belt between Bure, east of Gambela, and Guraferda south.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 22  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Oromia and Gambela regions; Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: a long, narrow belt between Bure, east of Gambela, and Guraferda south..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Majang (48,000 speakers)
Language Code mpe   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Majang
Primary Language Majang (48,000 speakers)
Language Code mpe   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Majang

Primary Language:  Majang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1993–2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Majang
Text / Printed Matter The Seed Company Translation Project
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 73.40 %)
94.00 %
Ethnic Religions
6.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
65.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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