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Sheko in Ethiopia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
58,000 Sheko Christianity 80.00 % 69.14 % No No   

Sheko in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
The language of the Sheko is Omotic. However, some of them speak Amharic and Gimira. They live by tilling the land. They use the hoe for tilling the land. They produce enset and coffee.

They are polygamous and intermarry with the Bench people. They are followers of ethnic religion. CSA reports one tenth as adherents to Christianity and one quarter as followers of Protestant faith. The current study among the evangelicals shows that there are at least 4.3% evangelicals.

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Country: Ethiopia
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:28 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Bench-Maji zone; southeast Gambela region.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Sheko
People Name General: Sheko
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 108928
Joshua Project People ID: 14902
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 58,000
Population all Countries: 58,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Omotic
People Name General: Sheko
Ethnic Code: CMT33d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sheko (58,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): she    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Orthodox
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 69.14 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox70.00 %
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2015
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Sheko in Ethiopia

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Omotic     Africa, East and Southern    
      Sheko Ethiopia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Sheko in Ethiopia          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Sheko  
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