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Baiso, Gedicho in Ethiopia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,700 Baiso Christianity 88.00 % 63.04 % No No   

Baiso, Gedicho in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
About a third of this small people group live on the western shore of Lake Abaya. The other two thirds live on the islands of Gidicho and Welege and use rafts of light wood to get to the main land. In the past they used to hunt hippos, now they fish, farm and weave. The Baiso intermarry with the Harro people.

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Country: Ethiopia
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:39 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: halfway between Soddo and Arba Minch, Merab Abaya area, Alge village (390); Gidicho Island, Baiso and Shigima villages (200); Welege island on Lake Abaya (420), and west shore.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Baiso, Gedicho
People Name General: Baiso, Gedicho
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100791
Joshua Project People ID: 10580
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 8,700
Population all Countries: 8,700
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Omotic
People Name General: Baiso, Gedicho
Ethnic Code: CMT33z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Baiso (8,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bsw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity88.00 %(Evangelical: 63.04 %)
Ethnic Religions12.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant100.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Baiso, Gedicho in Ethiopia

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People Cluster
    Omotic     Africa, East and Southern    
      Baiso, Gedicho Ethiopia    
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            Baiso, Gedicho in Ethiopia          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Baiso  
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