Shabo in Ethiopia

The Shabo have only been reported in Ethiopia
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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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Shabo in Ethiopia.


Profile Source:   Dr. Samuel Kebreab  

People Name General Shabo
People Name in Country Shabo
World Population 500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (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 28  (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 28  (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 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
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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
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