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Kwegu in Ethiopia



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,100 Kwegu Ethnic Religions 44.00 % 39.80 % No No   

Kwegu in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
The Kwegu speak a language which is Nilo-Saharan. There is 36% lexical similarity with the Mursi and, depending on the area where they live, they use the Bodi dialect of Me'en or Mursi as second languge.

The Kwegu live in symbiotic relationship with the Mursi, which by some anthropologists is considered more of tribal dominance, in which the Mursi dominates the Kwegu. The Kwegu serve the Mursi by providing them with honey, games and are available to ferry them across the Omo, for the Kwegu are expert in crossing through the swift currents of the Omo River. In return, the Mursi benefit the Kwegu by assisting them to obtain cattle (which the Kwegu do not have) which is the vital part of bride wealth and without which they cannot get married.

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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: southwest, Omo river west bank, Kuchur village, and a small group north.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Kwegu
People Name General: Kwegu
Alternate People Names:
BachaKoegu
KwegiMenja
ROP3 Code: 113930
Joshua Project People ID: 18363
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,100
Population all Countries: 3,100
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nilotic
People Name General: Kwegu
Ethnic Code: NAB62z
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Language
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Primary Language: Kwegu (3,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): xwg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity44.00 %(Evangelical: 39.80 %)
Ethnic Religions56.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox80.00 %
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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Kwegu in Ethiopia

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