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Afar Cluster – People Groups
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Population Least Reached Progress Scale # Peoples by Ctry # Unreached Peoples % Peoples Unreached Primary Religion Ethnic Code Photo
Afar2,728,000Y1 33100.0 % IslamCMT33zP
Afar
Irob, Saho337,0002 200.0 % IslamCMT33dP
Irob, Saho
Totals:  2 Peoples 3,065,000 1 1 5 3 60.0 %  Islam   2
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Afar Cluster – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 3 60.0 % 2,728,000 89.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 20.0 % 289,000 9.4 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 20.0 % 48,000 1.6 %
  4 - Partially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 5   3,065,000  


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  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.
Afar Cluster – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Afar
2,728,000
in 3 Countries


Irob, Saho
337,000
in 2 Countries

Afar People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Afar Cluster – Profile
  • The Afar (or Danakil) are located in the East African countries of Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. They prefer to be known as the Afar, since the Arabic word danakil is an offensive term to them.They began to convert to Islam in the 10th century after contact with Arabs. The brand of Islam they practice is heavily syncretic and includes many elements of their older, indigenous religion, (focused on the Sky God).
  • The ancestors of the Afar settled farm land in the Ethiopian highlands some time before AD 1000 and primarily raised livestock. Some time after this they began a gradual transition to a more nomadic lifestyle and moved to the area they currently occupy. Since then they have been involved in many conflicts with bordering tribes and peoples.
  • Traditionally the society is ruled by sultanates made up of several villages, headed by a 'dardar'. Afar are organised into clan families, and into classes - asaimara ('reds') who are the dominant class politically, and the adoimara ('whites') who are a working class and usually live in the desert.
  • The Afar are nominally Muslim, but a minimal level of orthodoxy in practice is attained only in the coastal regions and in the sultanates. The nomads of the interior are lax, and, though they hold Islam in great esteem, their own practices are more in line with the earlier Cushitic religion.
  • The Afar subsistence economy depends on livestock, especially goats, some camels, and, more rarely, cattle. There are some exceptions, such as fishermen in the coastal areas and agriculturalists in the Assau oasis. The Afar also mine and export salt.
  • Those who live in the desert inhabit one of the most rugged regions in the world, known as the Afar Plain or the Danakil Desert. The Afar live in camps surrounded by thorn barricades, which protect them from the attacks of wild animals or enemy tribesmen.
Afar
Afar Cluster – Languages
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Afaraar33NT
Sahossy22Portions
Totals: 2 5 5   2 0 2 2 0
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Afar Cluster – Religions
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Afar Cluster – Details
 
Summary
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
Population 3,065,000
Peoples (by Country) 5
Gateway / Largest People Afar
Languages 2
Largest Language Afar
Primary Religion Islam
% Professing Christian 4.2%
% Evangelical 0.0%
Cluster Progress Level 1 

Peoples Count   Population  
Peoples (by Country) 5   3,065,000  
Peoples in 10/40 Window 5 (100.0%) 3,065,000 (100.0%)
Unreached Peoples 3 (60.0%) 2,728,000 (89.0%)

Regions Peoples   Population  
East and Southern Africa5(100.0%)3,065,000(100.0%)

Resources Peoples   Population  
Complete Bible 0 (0.0%)
New Testament 3 (60.0%) 2,728,000 (89.0%)
Portions 5 (100.0%) 3,065,000 (100.0%)
Online Audio NT 0 (0.0%)
Jesus Film 5 (100.0%) 3,065,000 (100.0%)
Gospel Recordings 5 (100.0%) 3,065,000 (100.0%)
 
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