Gurage, Sebat Bet in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Gurage, Sebat Bet only in Ethiopia
Population
1,535,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sebat-bet (seven houses) Gurage live in the south-central highlands of Ethiopia. The Gurage are known all over Ethiopia for their prowess in trade. While they consider themselves one people, there are 11 dialects of the Sebat-bet Gurage language, Guraginya. Most of the Gurage people are Muslim, though they are currently and religiously divided along dialect lines.

The New Testament is available in the Chehc dialect of Guraginya but only very few people know how to read it. Most churches in the area preach in the national language with some interpretations into local language. The Gurage people need a large scale literacy program to enable them to read the New Testament in their own language. Also one of the dialects of Guraginya, Inor, will need to have their own translation to ensure that people can understand God's word clearly. Speakers of the Endegeny dialect will be able to read the Scriptures in Inor. The others can understand the Scriptures in cheha.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gurage, Sebat Bet
People Name in Country Gurage, Sebat Bet
Population in Ethiopia 1,535,000
World Population 1,535,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Central West Gurage, Chaha, Enor, Gimer, Gurage, Peripheral West
People ID 15917
ROP3 Code 110758
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 Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: west Gurage zone; Chaha dialect: Emdibir area; Gura dialect: Gura Megenase and Wirir areas; Muher dialect: Ch’eza area, mountains north of Chaha and Ezha; Gyeto dialect: south of Ark’it’ in K’abul and K’want’e; Ezha dialect: Agenna.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: west Gurage zone; Chaha dialect: Emdibir area; Gura dialect: Gura Megenase and Wirir areas; Muher dialect: Ch’eza area, mountains north of Chaha and Ezha; Gyeto dialect: south of Ark’it’ in K’abul and K’want’e; Ezha dialect: Agenna..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Sebat Bet Gurage (1,535,000 speakers)
Language Code sgw   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sebat Bet Gurage
Primary Language Sebat Bet Gurage (1,535,000 speakers)
Language Code sgw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sebat Bet Gurage

Primary Language:  Sebat Bet Gurage

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1979-2000)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1983)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sebat Bet Gurage
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.30 %)
64.00 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
32.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
80.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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