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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Aari416,000Y46.50 %62.00 %5 ChristianityAariP
Aari
  
Afar1,832,000Y0.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamAfarP
Afar
M
Afar of Ethiopia
T
Americans, U.S.1,60028.00 %78.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
  
Amhara28,513,000Y1.10 %84.50 %3 ChristianityAmharicP
Amhara
M
Amhara of Ethiopia
T
Anfillo5,000Y4.50 %9.00 %4 IslamAnfillo M
Anfillo of Ethiopia
T
Anuak, Yambo128,000Y59.50 %84.00 %5 ChristianityAnuakP
Anuak, Yambo
 T
Arab1,4001.00 %8.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab
 T
Arab, Sudanese15,0000.50 %3.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Arab, Sudanese
M
Arab, Sudanese of Ethiopia
T
Arab, Yemeni4,3000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Taizzi-Adeni SpokenP
Arab, Yemeni
M
Arab, Yemeni of Ethiopia
T
Arbore, Erbore10,000Y1.30 %1.30 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsArboreP
Arbore, Erbore
M
Arbore, Erbore of Ethiopia
T
Argobba202,000Y1.50 %4.60 %Y1 IslamArgobbaP
Argobba
M
Argobba of Ethiopia
T
Armenian5008.70 %94.00 %4 ChristianityArmenianP
Armenian
  
Awi913,000Y0.20 %99.50 %3 ChristianityAwngiP
Awi
M
Awi of Ethiopia
T
Baiso7,900Y63.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityBaiso M
Baiso of Ethiopia
T
Basketo112,000Y62.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityBasketoP
Basketo
M
Basketo of Ethiopia
T
Begi-Mao30,000Y4.50 %9.00 %4 IslamHozo M
Begi-Mao of Ethiopia
 
Bench505,000Y65.70 %73.00 %5 ChristianityBenchP
Bench
M
Bench of Ethiopia
T
Berta, Benishangul299,000Y1.50 %2.00 %Y1 IslamBertaP
Berta, Benishangul
 T
Birale100Y0.00 %4.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsOngota M
Birale of Ethiopia
 
British1,5008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Burji103,000Y38.00 %72.00 %5 ChristianityBurjiP
Burji
M
Burji of Ethiopia
T
Bussa, Dobase28,000Y51.50 %95.00 %5 ChristianityBussa   
Chara19,000Y1.90 %1.90 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsChara  T
Chinese, general29,0005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
Daasanach69,000Y0.50 %1.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsDaasanachP
Daasanach
M
Daasanach of Ethiopia
T
Daats'iin300Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDaats'iin   
Dawuro772,000Y53.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityDawroP
Dawuro
M
Dawuro of Ethiopia
T
DeafY19.70 %65.00 %5 ChristianityEthiopian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Dime1,300Y33.70 %87.00 %5 ChristianityDime M
Dime of Ethiopia
T
Dizi50,000Y14.50 %72.00 %5 ChristianityDizinP
Dizi
M
Dizi of Ethiopia
T
Dorze54,000Y1.00 %86.00 %3 ChristianityDorzeP
Dorze
M
Dorze of Ethiopia
T
French7000.60 %63.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Gamo1,584,000Y49.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityGamoP
Gamo
 T
Ganza5002.50 %2.60 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGanzaP
Ganza
  
Garre11,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamOromo, Borana-Arsi-GujiP
Garre
  
Gawwada98,000Y5.00 %7.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsAleP
Gawwada
M
Gawwada of Ethiopia
T
Gayil73,000Y46.50 %62.00 %5 ChristianityGayil  T
Gedeo1,399,000Y78.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityGedeoP
Gedeo
M
Gedeo of Ethiopia
T
Gidole59,000Y50.70 %82.00 %5 ChristianityDirashaP
Gidole
M
Gidole of Ethiopia
T
Gofa520,000Y61.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityGofa   
Greek7000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Gujarati, Indo-Pakistani2,6002.00 %2.00 %Y1 HinduismGujaratiP
Gujarati, Indo-Pakistani
M
Gujarati, Indo-Pakistani of Ethiopia
T
Gumuz260,000Y20.00 %42.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsGumuzP
Gumuz
 T
Gurage, Innemor289,000Y5.80 %44.00 %4 ChristianityInor M
Gurage, Innemor of Ethiopia
 
Gurage, Sebat Bet1,535,000Y8.30 %64.00 %4 ChristianitySebat Bet GurageP
Gurage, Sebat Bet
M
Gurage, Sebat Bet of Ethiopia
T
Gurage, Soddo495,000Y7.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityKistaneP
Gurage, Soddo
M
Gurage, Soddo of Ethiopia
T
Hadiyya1,821,000Y75.80 %89.00 %5 ChristianityHadiyya M
Hadiyya of Ethiopia
 
Halaba334,000Y1.50 %2.60 %Y1 IslamAlaba-K'abeenaP
Halaba
M
Halaba of Ethiopia
T
Hamer-Banna106,000Y0.60 %1.50 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHamer-BannaP
Hamer-Banna
M
Hamer-Banna of Ethiopia
T
Hamir, Xamir385,000Y1.00 %98.00 %3 ChristianityXamtangaP
Hamir, Xamir
M
Hamir, Xamir of Ethiopia
T
Harari, Adere45,000Y0.01 %0.30 %Y1 IslamHarariP
Harari, Adere
M
Harari, Adere of Ethiopia
T
Irob, Saho48,000Y0.60 %86.00 %3 ChristianitySahoP
Irob, Saho
M
Irob, Saho of Ethiopia
T
Italian7001.10 %83.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Jew, Ethiopian, Falasha3,300Y3.30 %9.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsAmharicP
Jew, Ethiopian, Falasha
  
Kachama, Haruro3,700Y11.60 %12.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKachama-GanjuleP
Kachama, Haruro
  
Kafa, Kafecho1,241,000Y23.70 %90.00 %5 ChristianityKafaP
Kafa, Kafecho
  
Kambata900,000Y80.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityKambaataP
Kambata
  
Karo, Kerre2,100Y0.70 %4.30 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsKaroP
Karo, Kerre
M
Karo, Kerre of Ethiopia
T
Kebena76,000Y1.00 %3.00 %Y1 IslamKambaataP
Kebena
 T
Kemant, Qimant226,000Y0.10 %90.00 %3 ChristianityAmharicP
Kemant, Qimant
  
Kewama22,000Y0.70 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKwamaP
Kewama
M
Kewama of Ethiopia
T
Koma13,000Y10.70 %16.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKomo  T
Konso359,000Y48.80 %61.00 %5 ChristianityKonsoP
Konso
M
Konso of Ethiopia
T
Koore225,000Y86.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityKooreteP
Koore
M
Koore of Ethiopia
T
Kunama7,0005.60 %85.00 %4 ChristianityKunamaP
Kunama
M
Kunama of Ethiopia
 
Kunfal3,000Y1.00 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsAwngi M
Kunfal of Ethiopia
T
Kwegu900Y44.00 %58.00 %5 ChristianityKwegu M
Kwegu of Ethiopia
T
Majangir47,000Y73.40 %94.00 %5 ChristianityMajangP
Majangir
M
Majangir of Ethiopia
T
Male140,000Y19.50 %29.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsMale   
Mao, Northern22,000Y2.60 %4.80 %4 IslamMa'we's Aas'e'P
Mao, Northern
M
Mao, Northern of Ethiopia
T
Marako92,000Y12.30 %29.00 %5 IslamLibidoP
Marako
M
Marako of Ethiopia
T
Me'en, Mekan215,000Y53.30 %56.00 %5 ChristianityMe'en  T
Melo42,000Y38.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityMelo   
Mesqan208,000Y4.40 %36.00 %4 IslamMesqanP
Mesqan
 T
Murle2,100Y18.00 %67.00 %5 ChristianityMurleP
Murle
M
Murle of Ethiopia
T
Mursi11,000Y5.30 %11.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMursiP
Mursi
  
Nao14,000Y0.90 %60.00 %3 ChristianityNayi  T
Nuer, Naath212,000Y88.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityNuerP
Nuer, Naath
 T
Nyangatom36,000Y9.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNyangatomP
Nyangatom
M
Nyangatom of Ethiopia
T
Opuuo, Shita2,300Y46.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityT'apoP
Opuuo, Shita
  
Oromo, Arsi5,677,000Y3.40 %7.00 %4 IslamOromo, Borana-Arsi-GujiP
Oromo, Arsi
M
Oromo, Arsi of Ethiopia
T
Oromo, Borana1,226,000Y3.00 %4.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsOromo, Borana-Arsi-GujiP
Oromo, Borana
M
Oromo, Borana of Ethiopia
T
Oromo, Gujji1,566,000Y49.00 %58.00 %5 ChristianityOromo, Borana-Arsi-GujiP
Oromo, Gujji
M
Oromo, Gujji of Ethiopia
T
Oromo, Hararghe5,681,000Y0.01 %0.50 %Y1 IslamOromo, EasternP
Oromo, Hararghe
M
Oromo, Hararghe of Ethiopia
T
Oromo, Jimma3,205,000Y1.20 %2.00 %Y1 IslamOromo, West CentralP
Oromo, Jimma
M
Oromo, Jimma of Ethiopia
T
Oromo, Karrayu301,000Y0.05 %1.00 %Y1 IslamOromo, Borana-Arsi-GujiP
Oromo, Karrayu
M
Oromo, Karrayu of Ethiopia
T
Oromo, Macha6,817,000Y39.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityOromo, West Central M
Oromo, Macha of Ethiopia
 
Oromo, Tulama7,495,000Y13.30 %76.00 %5 ChristianityOromo, West CentralP
Oromo, Tulama
 T
Oromo, Wallo330,000Y0.40 %2.90 %Y1 IslamAmharic  T
Oromo, Yajju103,000Y0.20 %1.30 %Y1 IslamOromo, West CentralP
Oromo, Yajju
M
Oromo, Yajju of Ethiopia
T
Oyda65,000Y60.00 %74.00 %5 ChristianityOyda   
Russian7001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Seze5,400Y0.40 %35.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSezo M
Seze of Ethiopia
T
Shabo900Y0.00 %2.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsShaboP
Shabo
 T
Shekkacho, Mocha111,000Y64.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityShekkacho M
Shekkacho, Mocha of Ethiopia
 
Sheko54,000Y69.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianitySheko M
Sheko of Ethiopia
T
Shinasha89,000Y10.60 %99.00 %5 ChristianityBornaP
Shinasha
M
Shinasha of Ethiopia
 
Sidama4,234,000Y86.00 %91.00 %5 ChristianitySidamoP
Sidama
M
Sidama of Ethiopia
T
Silti1,341,000Y0.50 %2.00 %Y1 IslamSilt'eP
Silti
M
Silti of Ethiopia
T
Somali6,579,0000.03 %0.14 %Y1 IslamSomaliP
Somali
M
Somali of Ethiopia
T
Suri, Kacipo-Balesi5,000Y2.00 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsKacipo-BalesiP
Suri, Kacipo-Balesi
  
Surma, Suri40,000Y0.40 %0.60 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSuriP
Surma, Suri
M
Surma, Suri of Ethiopia
T
Taposa14,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsToposaP
Taposa
 T
Tigrai, Tigrinya6,435,000Y0.30 %96.00 %3 ChristianityTigrignaP
Tigrai, Tigrinya
M
Tigrai, Tigrinya of Ethiopia
T
Timbaro141,000Y76.50 %95.00 %5 ChristianityKambaata   
Tsamai29,000Y1.50 %2.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsTsamaiP
Tsamai
M
Tsamai of Ethiopia
T
Turkana40,000Y0.70 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsTurkanaP
Turkana
M
Turkana of Ethiopia
T
Weyto2,300Y1.20 %4.40 %Y1 IslamAmharic   
Wolaita2,404,000Y71.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityWolayttaP
Wolaita
M
Wolaita of Ethiopia
T
Wolane125,000Y0.10 %3.40 %Y1 IslamWolane  T
Yemma229,000Y8.64 %58.00 %4 ChristianityYemsa M
Yemma of Ethiopia
 
Zay7,000Y0.50 %80.00 %3 ChristianityZayP
Zay
  
Zayse, Zergulla26,000Y1.60 %1.90 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsZayseteP
Zayse, Zergulla
M
Zayse, Zergulla of Ethiopia
T
Total People Groups:   113 101,694,000 98     33     84 66 78
Unclassified / Other Individuals 159,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 101,853,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
Data Notes
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Ethiopia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 33 29.2 % 20,850,000 20.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 4 3.5 % 32,000 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 13 11.5 % 36,598,000 36.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 19 16.8 % 9,903,000 9.7 %
  5 - Significantly reached 44 38.9 % 34,312,000 33.7 %
Totals 113   101,694,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Ethiopia – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Aari
416,000


Afar
1,832,000


Americans, U.S.
1,600


Amhara
28,513,000


Anuak, Yambo
128,000


Arab
1,400


Arab, Sudanese
15,000


Arab, Yemeni
4,300


Arbore, Erbore
10,000


Argobba
202,000


Armenian
500


Awi
913,000


Basketo
112,000


Bench
505,000


Berta, Benishangul
299,000


British
1,500


Burji
103,000


Chinese, general
29,000


Daasanach
69,000


Dawuro
772,000


Deaf
Unknown


Dizi
50,000


Dorze
54,000


French
700


Gamo
1,584,000


Ganza
500


Garre
11,000


Gawwada
98,000


Gedeo
1,399,000


Gidole
59,000


Greek
700


Gujarati, Indo-Pakistani
2,600


Gumuz
260,000


Gurage, Sebat Bet
1,535,000


Gurage, Soddo
495,000


Halaba
334,000


Hamer-Banna
106,000


Hamir, Xamir
385,000


Harari, Adere
45,000


Irob, Saho
48,000


Italian
700


Jew, Ethiopian, Falasha
3,300


Kachama, Haruro
3,700


Kafa, Kafecho
1,241,000


Kambata
900,000


Karo, Kerre
2,100


Kebena
76,000


Kemant, Qimant
226,000


Kewama
22,000


Konso
359,000


Koore
225,000


Kunama
7,000


Majangir
47,000


Mao, Northern
22,000


Marako
92,000


Mesqan
208,000


Murle
2,100


Mursi
11,000


Nuer, Naath
212,000


Nyangatom
36,000


Opuuo, Shita
2,300


Oromo, Arsi
5,677,000


Oromo, Borana
1,226,000


Oromo, Gujji
1,566,000


Oromo, Hararghe
5,681,000


Oromo, Jimma
3,205,000


Oromo, Karrayu
301,000


Oromo, Tulama
7,495,000


Oromo, Yajju
103,000


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Russian
700


Shabo
900


Shinasha
89,000


Sidama
4,234,000


Silti
1,341,000


Somali
6,579,000


Suri, Kacipo-Balesi
5,000


Surma, Suri
40,000


Taposa
14,000


Tigrai, Tigrinya
6,435,000


Tsamai
29,000


Turkana
40,000


Wolaita
2,404,000


Zay
7,000


Zayse, Zergulla
26,000

Ethiopia People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Ethiopia – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Aariaiw10NT
Afaraar11Complete
Alaba-K'abeenaalw11None
Alegwd10None
Amharicamh52Complete
Anfillomyo10None
Anuakanu10Complete
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spokenacq11None
Arborearv11Need?
Argobbaagj11None
Armenianhye10Complete
Awngiawn20Portions
Baisobsw10Need?
Basketobst10NT
Benchbcq10NT
Bertawti11None
Bornabwo10None
Burjibji10NT
Bussadox10None
Characra11None
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Daasanachdsh11NT
Daats'iindtn11None
Dawrodwr10NT
Dimedim10None
Dirashagdl10None
Dizinmdx10Portions
Dorzedoz10None
Englisheng20Complete
Ethiopian Sign Languageeth10None
Frenchfra10Complete
Gamogmv10NT
Ganzagza10None
Gayilgyl10None
Gedeodrs10NT
Gofagof10NT
Greekell10Complete
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Gumuzguk10NT
Hadiyyahdy10NT
Hamer-Bannaamf11None
Hararihar11None
Hozohoz10None
Inorior10None
Italianita10Complete
Kachama-Ganjulekcx10Need?
Kacipo-Balesikoe11None
Kafakbr10NT
Kambaataktb31NT
Karokxh11None
Kistanegru10None
Komoxom10Portions
Konsokxc10Complete
Kooretekqy10NT
Kunamakun10Complete
Kwamakmq10None
Kweguxwg10Need?
Libidoliq10None
Ma'we's Aas'e'myf10None
Majangmpe10Portions
Malemdy10Complete
Me'enmym10Portions
Melomfx10Need?
Mesqanmvz10None
Murlemur10NT
Mursimuz10None
Nayinoz10Need?
Nuernus10Complete
Nyangatomnnj10None
Ongotabxe11Need?
Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Gujigax52Complete
Oromo, Easternhae11Complete
Oromo, West Centralgaz42Complete
Oydaoyd10None
Russianrus10Complete
Sahossy10Portions
Sebat Bet Guragesgw10NT
Sezosze10None
Shabosbf11Need?
Shekkachomoy10Portions
Shekoshe10None
Sidamosid10Complete
Silt'estv11Portions
Somalisom11Complete
Surisuq11Portions
T'apolgn10None
Tigrignatir10Complete
Toposatoq11Portions
Tsamaitsb11None
Turkanatuv11NT
Wolanewle11Need?
Wolayttawal10Complete
Xamtangaxan10None
Yemsajnj10Portions
Zayzwa10Need?
Zaysetezay11None
Totals: 98 113 33   52 36 50 82 13
Data Notes
Data Sources
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People Selector:
Ethiopia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 17.2 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Ethiopia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Ethiopia. Ministries in the Ethiopia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the East and Southern Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Ethiopia   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Ethiopia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 101,694,000
Percent Urbanization 19 %
Total People Groups 113
Unreached People Groups 33
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Amharic
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 60.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 17.2%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking 22 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.435 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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