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Tsamai in Ethiopia

Tsamai

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
29,000 Tsamai Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.50 % Not available   

Tsamai in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
The Tsamai are a people group that live in the plain of the Weyt'o River. They may have been part of the Konso people and because of the raids from the Borana, had crossed the Sagan River to settle among the Banna and Dime and intermingled with them. They are neighbored by the Hamar and Banna, with whom they have built a strong alliance, on the west and south west, by the Arbore on the south, by the Gawada and Kerkert on the east and by the Maale on the north.

What are their lives like?
They are cultivators as well as keep livestock. They grow sorghum and maize. They use the hoe to cultivate the land. Their administrative and trade center is the Weyto town.

What are their beliefs?
The Tsamako are predominantly followers of their ethnic religion which believes that the male and female star created the world.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the Tsamai to hear the gospel and be followers of Christ.
* Ask God to raise laborers, especially from among the Konso, who are related to the Tsemai and have a good relationship with them, who will work to reach and intercede for the Tsamai.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-01-05
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Country: Ethiopia
Continent: Africa
Region: East and Southern Africa
Persecution Rank:22 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Omo area, lowlands west of Lake Chamo.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tsamai
People Name General: Tsamai
Alternate People Names:
KuleShanqilla
Tsamako
ROP3 Code: 110207
Joshua Project People ID: 15589
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 29,000
Population all Countries: 29,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Omotic
People Name General: Tsamai
Ethnic Code: CMT33d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tsamai (29,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tsb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions98.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant20.00 %
Orthodox60.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tsamai
 
 
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Tsamai in Ethiopia

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