Sheko in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Sheko only in Ethiopia
Population
54,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The language of the Sheko is Omotic. However, some of them speak Amharic and Gimira. They live by tilling the land. They use the hoe for tilling the land. They produce enset and coffee.

They are polygamous and intermarry with the Bench people. They are followers of ethnic religion. CSA reports one tenth as adherents to Christianity and one quarter as followers of Protestant faith. The current study among the evangelicals shows that there are at least 4.3% evangelicals.


Profile Source:   Dr. Samuel Kebreab  

People Name General Sheko
People Name in Country Sheko
Population in Ethiopia 54,000
World Population 54,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Shak, Shako, Shekka, Shekko, Tschako
People ID 14902
ROP3 Code 108928
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: Bench-Maji zone; southeast Gambela region.   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: Bench-Maji zone; southeast Gambela region..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Sheko (54,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: she   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sheko (54,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: she   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sheko

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 69.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
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
70.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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