Shabo in Ethiopia

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

Introduction / History

The language of the Shabo is Nilo-Saharan, probably close to Koman, and Shabo young boy has 30% lexical similarity with the Majang and 12% with West Cushitic languages.

They do not like the name "Mekeyer" which outsiders use to address or call them. They live as scattered families and have no villages. They are hunters and gatherers, beekeepers. Islam is their primary religion. They are categorized as unengaged. There are no statistical figures of Christian adherents or Protestants in the CSA. From the evangelicals that participated in the current study, not one is working among the Shabo people.


Profile Source:   Dr. Samuel Kebreab  

People Name General Shabo
People Name in Country Shabo
Population in Ethiopia 900
World Population 900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chabo, Mekeyer, Mikair, Mikeyir, Shako
People ID 14883
ROP3 Code 108891
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: Sheka zone; Oromia State, Illubabor zone, between Majang [mpe] and Shekkacho [moy] language areas.   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: Sheka zone; Oromia State, Illubabor zone, between Majang [mpe] and Shekkacho [moy] language areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Shabo   People group listing
Language Code: sbf   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Shekkacho Majang
Primary Language: Shabo   People group listing
Language Code: sbf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Shekkacho Majang
Primary Language: Shabo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
98.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
70.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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