Shabo in Ethiopia

The Shabo have only been reported in Ethiopia
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Introduction / History

They do not like the name "Mekeyer" which outsiders call them. They prefer the name Shabo.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Shabo live as scattered families and have no villages. They are hunters and gatherers, beekeepers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Shabo people practice their own ethnic religion. This leaves them vulnerable to spirits that they depend upon for favors. Therefore, they must appease these fallen spirits.


What Are Their Needs?

The Shabo people need the chance to be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to provide abundantly for the Shabo people as a testimony of his power and lovingkindness. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Shabo families into the loving arms of Jesus. Pray for Holy Spirit sent workers to go to the Shabo people in Ethiopia. Pray for a movement to Christ this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Shabo in Ethiopia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Shabo
People Name in Country Shabo
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chabo; Mekeyer; Mikair; Mikeyir; Shako
People ID 14883
ROP3 Code 108891
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: Sheka zone; Oromia State, Illubabor zone, between Majang [mpe] and Shekkacho [moy] language areas.   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: Sheka zone; Oromia State, Illubabor zone, between Majang [mpe] and Shekkacho [moy] language areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Majang
Language Code mpe   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Shabo
Primary Language Majang
Language Code mpe   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Shabo
People Groups Speaking Majang

Primary Language:  Majang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1993–2009)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2017)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Majang
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Majang
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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more