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Dime in Ethiopia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,300 Dime Christianity 87.00 % 33.70 % No No   

Dime in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
Linguistically, the Dime belong to the Omotic language family. The Dime people live in the North Omo Administrative Region. Their territory consists of a mountain range of less than 20 kms width and 55 kms length, which stretches from north to south.

Their neighbours are the Chara to the north (across the river Omo), the Basketto to the north-east and east, the Aari to the southeast, the Mursi and some Surma to the south-west, and the Bodi (Me'en) to the west. They have 47% lexical similarity with the Banna. They make use of terracing when tilling the land and they grow maize, barley, and enset (false banana).

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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: north of Omo river, just before it turns south.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Dime
People Name General: Dime
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102612
Joshua Project People ID: 11559
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,300
Population all Countries: 6,300
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Omotic
People Name General: Dime
Ethnic Code: CMT33z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dime (6,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dim    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Orthodox
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity87.00 %(Evangelical: 33.70 %)
Ethnic Religions3.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox100.00 %
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Dime in Ethiopia

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People Cluster
    Omotic     Africa, East and Southern    
      Dime Ethiopia    
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            Dime in Ethiopia          
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      Christianity     Dime  
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