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Dorze in Ethiopia

Dorze

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
37,000 Dorze Christianity 86.00 % 36.00 % No No   

Dorze in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
The Dorze live in the Gamo Gofa region, an eight hour journey from Addis Ababa. There are 12 kebeles (Amharic for village or small township) of Dorze people.

The Dorze are very industrious and are well educated, comparatively speaking. The literacy rate is estimated to be 45%. They are "cousins" of the Gamo tribe, but consider themselves superior to the Gamo. The Dorze Christians are largely Orthodox, while the Gamo Christians are largely Protestant.

The Omotic Dorze people are famous for their beehive shaped huts which are constructed with vertical hardwood poles and woven bamboo. According to the inhabitants this towering, re-locatable, structure can go as high as 12 meters and last from 60-80 years. Traditionally the bamboos that are used as frames for the huts are cut during moonlight. For insulating the roof of the hut a thatch of false banana (Enset), grass and cover of the bamboo stem are used. Through time when termites destroy the basement of the huts, after having avoided the rotten part of the basement, the whole structure can be lifted and relocated in a different place of the same compound. This practice explains why the hut is first built so high. The older the house the shorter the height.

What are their needs?
No clean water, lacking in school/medical supplies, no electricity, sickness from water-borne diseases is common.

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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: North Omo zone, Chencha area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dorze
People Name General: Dorze
ROP3 Code: 102718
Joshua Project People ID: 11614
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 37,000
Population all Countries: 37,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Omotic
People Name General: Dorze
Ethnic Code: CMT33z
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Language
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Primary Language: Dorze
Language Code (ISO): doz    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gamo (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Orthodox
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity86.00 %(Evangelical: 36.00 %)
Ethnic Religions14.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Dorze in Ethiopia

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