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Zay in Ethiopia

Zay

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
28,000 Zay Christianity 80.00 % 0.65 % No No   

Zay in Ethiopia

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Where are they located?
The Zay live on the islands of Lake Ziway. Some people that were initially from these islands have migrated to towns and cities like Ziway and Meki.

What are their lives like?
People on the islands have very little access to clean water, resulting in many water-related diseases and deaths. The schools on the islands are taught in Oromo (not the language that the Zay people speak), so many children do not receive a good education due to not understanding what is being taught. The majority of their income is from fishing.

What are their beliefs?
All of the Zay people are Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the health of the Zay people.
* Pray the Word of God will be made available in their mother tongue.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

References
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See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zay_people

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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
Location in Country:Oromia region: Lake Zway shores and east islands.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Zay
People Name General: Zay
Alternate People Names:
Laqi
ROP3 Code: 111160
Joshua Project People ID: 16094
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 28,000
Population all Countries: 28,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Ethio-Semitic
People Name General: Zay
Ethnic Code: CMT34z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Zay (28,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): zwa    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Orthodox
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 0.65 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
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Zay in Ethiopia

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