Birale of Ethiopia
People Name: Birale
Country: Ethiopia
Language: Tsamai
Population: 8,000
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: Omotic
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
% Adherents: 2.00 %
% Evangelical: 1.70 %
Progress Status: 1.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Tsamai are a people group that live in the plain of the Weyt'o River. They may have been part of the Konso people and because of the raids from the Borana, had crossed the Sagan River to settle among the Banna and Dime and intermingled with them. They are neighbored by the Hamar and Banna, with whom they have built a strong alliance, on the west and south west, by the Arbore on the south, by the Gawada and Kerkert on the east and by the Maale on the north.

What are their lives like?
They are cultivators as well as keep livestock. They grow sorghum and maize. They use the hoe to cultivate the land. Their administrative and trade center is the Weyto town.

What are their beliefs?
The Tsamai are predominantly followers of their ethnic religion which believes that the male and female star created the world.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the Tsamai to hear the gospel and be followers of Christ.
* Ask God to raise laborers, especially from among the Konso, who are related to the Tsemai and have a good relationship with them, who will work to reach and intercede for the Tsamai.

Birale of Ethiopia