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Amhara, Wollo in Ethiopia

Amhara, Wollo

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,751,000 Amharic Islam 2.90 % 0.20 %   

Amhara, Wollo in Ethiopia

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Introduction / History
Before the 1700s, the Oromo were more homogenous; they had not yet split apart by dialect, lifestyle, location, and religion. The Wallo are among the least known of several Oromo subgroups.

The 1880s and 1890s were a difficult time for the Wallo Oromo as they were involved in a rebellion against the occupying forces of the Abyssinians. The Wallos were united under the leadership of Sheik Tola Jaafar, who was partially defeated. This rebel leader fled to Sudan to gain outside military assistance, then returned to Wallo to continue his armed struggle until 1910.

In the 21st century some of the Wallo Oromos have joined other Oromo subgroups in their rebellion against the Ethiopian government. Some Oromo organizations want independence, but because of their lack of unity, this will probably not happen.

Where are they located?
Wallo is a province in northeastern Ethiopia. This is probably the homeland of the Wallo Oromos.

What are their lives like?
Most Wallo Oromo people are subsistence farmers who use farming tools that have long since been abandoned by farmers in the developed world. A small number of them live in urban centers.

What are their beliefs?
Though some Oromo subgroups are Christian, others, like the Wallos, are not. All Oromo people, be they Christian or Muslim, adhere to traditional religious practices. When faced with a serious need or crisis, the Wallo Oromo people will look to traditional religion rather than Islam for help.

What are their needs?
Agricultural experts who are familiar with farming in developing countries can help the Wallo Oromo people gain a better harvest. They can help the Wallo Oromo people to develop irrigation systems and introduce Green Revolution technology.

Prayer Points
* Pray for believers who know how to help increase crop yields will go as Christ's ambassadors to the Wallo Oromo people.
* Pray for a peaceful solution between the Ethiopian government and the Oromo peoples.
* Pray that believers from other Oromo subgroups will introduce Jesus to the Wallo people.
* Pray that soon there will be a rapidly growing church planting movement among the Wallo Oromo people.

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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 central, Amhara region; Addis Ababa
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Amhara, Wollo
People Name General: Amhara, Wollo
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110647
Joshua Project People ID: 15840
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,751,000
Population all Countries: 5,751,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Oromo
People Name General: Amhara, Wollo
Ethnic Code: CMT33b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Amharic
Language Code (ISO): amh    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Oromo, West Central: Cent (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.90 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam77.10 % 
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]   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: 1824-1988
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1840-2013
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Amharic
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Savior 5 - The Good Samaritan
Film / VideoThe Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / VideoThe Savior 7 - Golgotha
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Amharic Bible New Amharic Standar ...
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Amhara, Wollo in Ethiopia

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    Oromo     Africa, East and Southern    
      Amhara, Wollo Ethiopia    
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