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Oromo, Hararghe in Ethiopia

Oromo, Hararghe

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,551,000 Oromo, Eastern Islam 5.00 % 0.05 %   

Oromo, Hararghe in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
The Harerge Oromo are the descendants of the Barentu confederacy that moved toward the east of the Ganale River during the Oromo migration of the 16th century. They consist of the Ittu, Ania, Ala, Nole, Jarso and Babile tribes. They were able to occupy the land of the Harar uplands where they came in contact with the Somali and the Harar city-state. They became sedentary agriculturalists. Some of their tribes like the Nole and the Babile live mixed together with the Somali.

What are their lives like?
The Harerge Oromo are friendly and hospitable people. They are farmers and they also have livestock. Not much has been done to evangelize the Harerge Oromo.

What are their beliefs?
The Harerge Oromo, although not all, became converted to Islam through the influence of the Harar city-state which also became instrumental in spreading Islam to all other southern parts of Ethiopia. The Ittu have remained largely followers of ethnic religion.

The few believers that are from among the people have left their community to join the Christian communities from other people groups.

Prayer Points
Ask the Lord to send laborers who have the burden for the Harerge Oromo.
Pray that the Lord raise a Harerge Oromo church.
Pray that the Lord would open the hearts of the Harerge Oromo.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-01-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-01-29
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Country: Ethiopia
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:39 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:North Bale zone, east and west Hararghe zone
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Oromo, Hararghe
People Name General: Oromo, Hararghe
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104113
Joshua Project People ID: 12286
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,551,000
Population all Countries: 7,551,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Oromo
People Name General: Oromo, Hararghe
Ethnic Code: CMT33b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Oromo, Eastern (7,551,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hae    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 0.05 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam80.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
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: 1870-1966
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Oromo, Eastern
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWalking with Jesus video
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Oromo, Hararghe in Ethiopia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Oromo     Africa, East and Southern    
      Oromo, Hararghe Ethiopia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Oromo, Hararghe in Ethiopia          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Oromo, Eastern  
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