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Awi in Ethiopia

Awi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
904,000 Awngi Christianity 96.00 % 0.23 % No   

Awi in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
The Awngi language is spoken by the Awi people, who live mainly in Awi Zone in Amhara Region, but also in Dangur District of Metekel Zone of Benishangul Gumuz Region and in Q'uara and Alefa Districts of North Gonder Zone of Amhara Region in Northern Ethiopia. The North Gonder Zone Awis have previously been called Kunfäl. Awis are predominantly farmers (using a plow) and very similar in culture to Amharas. The North Gonder Zone Awis, however, are very different in culture to the rest of the group. There are three subgroups: the Awigna, the Himtigna and the Kimantigna.

What are their beliefs?
Awis are strongly Ethiopian Orthodox Christians and very resistant to any form of Protestant Christianity. The Awi people accepted Orthodox Christianity hundred of years ago, and therefore they have integrated it into their culture.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-01-30
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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:Amhara region: Awi and North Gonder zones, southwest of Lake Tana; Benishangul-Gumuz region: Metekel zone.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Awi
People Name General: Awi
Alternate People Names:
AgauAgaw
AgewAwawar
AwiyaAwngi
DamotKwollanyoch
Southern Agau
ROP3 Code: 109464
Joshua Project People ID: 15030
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 904,000
Population all Countries: 904,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Ethio-Semitic
People Name General: Awi
Ethnic Code: CMT33a
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Language
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Primary Language: Awngi (904,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): awn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Orthodox
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity96.00 %(Evangelical: 0.23 %)
Ethnic Religions4.00 % 
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 larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
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: 2009
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Awngi
 
 
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