Gurage, Soddo in Ethiopia

The Gurage, Soddo have only been reported in Ethiopia
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Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Kistane people live in the highlands of Ethiopia, south of Addis Ababa the nation's capital.

The Kistane people are largely devoted Orthodox Christians, as their name (meaning "the Christians") implies. There are also some Muslims within this tribe. While there are many Orthodox churches in the Kistane area, the services are always held in the national language (Amharic). Very few Kistane people can read or write in their own language. This is particularly unfortunate for the majority of Kistane women who do not tend to learn Amharic well. The Kistane do not have scripture in their own language.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gurage, Soddo
People Name in Country Gurage, Soddo
Population in Ethiopia 517,000
World Population 517,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names North Gurage
People ID 18863
ROP3 Code 114720
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Gurage, Kambaata, and Hadiyya zones, southwest of Addis Ababa; Oromia region.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Gurage, Kambaata, and Hadiyya zones, southwest of Addis Ababa; Oromia region..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Kistane (517,000 speakers)
Language Code gru   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kistane (517,000 speakers)
Language Code gru   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kistane

Primary Language:  Kistane

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kistane
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
75.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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