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Gurage, Kistane in Ethiopia

Gurage, Kistane

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
176,000 Kistane Christianity 90.00 % 3.30 % No   

Gurage, Kistane in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
The Kistane people live in the highlands of Ethiopia, south of Addis Ababa the nation's capital.

The Kistane people are largely devoted Orthodox Christians, as their name (meaning "the Christians") implies. There are also some Muslims within this tribe. While there are many Orthodox churches in the Kistane area, the services are always held in the national language (Amharic). Very few Kistane people can read or write in their own language. This is particularly unfortunate for the majority of Kistane women who do not tend to learn Amharic well. The Kistane do not have scripture in their own language.

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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
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Gurage, Kambaata, and Hadiyya zones, southwest of Addis Ababa; Oromia region.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Gurage, Kistane
People Name General: Gurage, Kistane
Alternate People Names:
Gurage, SoddoNorth Gurage
ROP3 Code: 114720
Joshua Project People ID: 18863
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 176,000
Population all Countries: 176,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Ethio-Semitic
People Name General: Gurage, Kistane
Ethnic Code: CMT34z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kistane (176,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): gru    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Orthodox
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 3.30 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
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 modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kistane
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Gurage, Kistane in Ethiopia

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