Zay in Ethiopia

The Zay have only been reported in Ethiopia
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Where Are they Located?

The Zay live on the islands of Lake Ziway. Some people that were initially from these islands have migrated to towns and cities like Ziway and Meki.


What Are Their Lives Like?

People on the islands have very little access to clean water, resulting in many water-related diseases and deaths. The schools on the islands are taught in Oromo (not the language that the Zay people speak), so many children do not receive a good education due to not understanding what is being taught. The majority of their income is from fishing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

All of the Zay people are Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Zay in Ethiopia.

* Pray for the health of the Zay people.
* Pray the Word of God will be made available in their mother tongue.


References

Author's personal experience
See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zay_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Zay
People Name in Country Zay
World Population 28,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Laqi
People ID 16094
ROP3 Code 111160
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 Oromia region: Lake Zway shores and east islands.   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 Oromia region: Lake Zway shores and east islands..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Zay (28,000 speakers)
Language Code zwa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Zay (28,000 speakers)
Language Code zwa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Zay

Primary Language:  Zay

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.65 %)
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
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
100.0 %
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Anonymous  
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