Oromo, Wallo in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Oromo, Wallo only in Ethiopia
Population
338,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Before the 1700s, the Oromo were more homogenous; they had not yet split apart by dialect, lifestyle, location, and religion. The Wallo are among the least known of several Oromo subgroups.

The 1880s and 1890s were a difficult time for the Wallo Oromo as they were involved in a rebellion against the occupying forces of the Abyssinians. The Wallos were united under the leadership of Sheik Tola Jaafar, who was partially defeated. This rebel leader fled to Sudan to gain outside military assistance, then returned to Wallo to continue his armed struggle until 1910.

In the 21st century some of the Wallo Oromos have joined other Oromo subgroups in their rebellion against the Ethiopian government. Some Oromo organizations want independence, but because of their lack of unity, this will probably not happen.


Where Are they Located?

Wallo is a province in northeastern Ethiopia. This is probably the homeland of the Wallo Oromos.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Wallo Oromo people are subsistence farmers who use farming tools that have long since been abandoned by farmers in the developed world. A small number of them live in urban centers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though some Oromo subgroups are Christian, others, like the Wallos, are not. All Oromo people, be they Christian or Muslim, adhere to traditional religious practices. When faced with a serious need or crisis, the Wallo Oromo people will look to traditional religion rather than Islam for help.


What Are Their Needs?

Agricultural experts who are familiar with farming in developing countries can help the Wallo Oromo people gain a better harvest. They can help the Wallo Oromo people to develop irrigation systems and introduce Green Revolution technology.


Prayer Points

* Pray for believers who know how to help increase crop yields will go as Christ's ambassadors to the Wallo Oromo people.
* Pray for a peaceful solution between the Ethiopian government and the Oromo peoples.
* Pray that believers from other Oromo subgroups will introduce Jesus to the Wallo people.
* Pray that soon there will be a rapidly growing church planting movement among the Wallo Oromo people.


References

Profiles written by Global Prayer Digest
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15840/ET
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19653/ET
http://www.gadaa.com/SheikTola.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oromo_people
http://www.robemedia.com/2016/02/15/wallo-oromo-are-ready-to-join-their-struggle/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzlsD46gWlk
http://www.brill.com/islam-nineteenth-century-wallo-ethiopia


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Oromo, Wallo
People Name in Country Oromo, Wallo
Population in Ethiopia 338,000
World Population 338,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7 to 9
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Wello
People ID 15840
ROP3 Code 110647
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 22  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North central, Amhara region; Addis Ababa   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 22  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North central, Amhara region; Addis Ababa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language:  Amharic

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1824-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1829-1988)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1840-1988)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Amharic
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Amharic Bible New Amharic Standard Version (NASV)
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
2.90 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
77.10 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
100.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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