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Nyangatom in Ethiopia

Nyangatom

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
40,000 Nyangatom Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 28.70 % No   

Nyangatom in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
The Nyangatom are pastoralists but some that live along the Omo River are engaged in farming. Their diet consists of meat, milk, and some grain, and wild fruits. There is a single tribal language, Nyangatom, spoken by the whole tribe. However, they also speak the Daasanech language. The Nyangatom language remains a strong cultural bond which makes the Nyangatom very aware of their own distinctivness from all outsiders. They are warriors and are fierce people.

Young men between the ages of 16 and 20 undergo an initiation ceremony, which involves an animal sacrifice. This is a prerequisite for later taking of human life. The status of a warrior is determined once a man has killed his first enemy, an event he will mark by notching a scar on his right shoulder or chest. After his first killing, he begins carrying a weapon. (Source: foto_morgana)

His clan sponsor gives him a spear and other weapons, a stool that serves as a headrest, and a pair of sandals. The Nyangatom are polygamous. The begetting of children and the increase in herds, goats, sheep, cattle, camels are highly valued in Nyangatom life.

The Nyangatom are followers of ethnic religion. Only a small number have converted to Christ.

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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: south Omo zone, Omo and Kibish rivers area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nyangatom
People Name General: Nyangatom
Alternate People Names:
BumeToposa
Turkana
ROP3 Code: 102710
Joshua Project People ID: 11610
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 40,000
Population all Countries: 52,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nilotic
People Name General: Nyangatom
Ethnic Code: NAB62y
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nyangatom (40,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nnj    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity35.00 %(Evangelical: 28.70 %)
Ethnic Religions65.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
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: 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 RecordingsOral Bible
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nyangatom
 
 
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