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The numbers for “Population and Evangelical %” are based on the most recent Ethiopian census figures wherever possible and projected to 2017.

For the purpose of this website, we have focused on language, religion, and ethnicity. We are simply providing data on the percentage of Evangelicals in a given people group. We are not making a determination of whether or not a particular people group is reached or not.

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Wherever you see a percentage in parentheses in the Primary Language Column this indicates the percentage of people in that group using this language as their mother tongue.

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NamePrimary Language of Use PopulationEvangelical %Evangelical actual numberPrimary Religion
AfarAfar - [aar]1,552,5160 1,297 Islam
AwiAwngi - [awn]735,0330 1,677 Orthodox
XimreXamtanga - [xan]311,7321 3,165 Orthodox
AlabaAlaba-K’abeena - [alw]301,7531 4,225 Islam
AmharaAmharic - [amh]18,448,3941 207,836 Orthodox
Amhara, WolloAmharic - [amh]4,677,6140 9,355 Muslim
AnuakAnuak - [anu]123,33860 73,363 Protestant
ArgobbaAmharic - [amh] (69%)163,0921 2,283 Islam
AariAari - [aiw]375,67747 174,806 Traditional
ArboreArbore - [arv]8,8471115Traditional
Baiso, GedichoBaiso - [bsw]7,09263 4,471 Protestant
BasketoBasketo - [bst]101,25463 63,712 Protestant
BenchBench - [bcq]457,25666 300,374 Protestant
Berta, BenishangulBerta - [wti]243,6100244Islam
BodiMe'en - [mym]9,0464348Traditional
BiraleTsamai - [tsb] (99)%6,4705334Traditional
BurjiBurji - [bji] (64%)92,95938 35,366 Traditional
BannaHamer-Banna - [amf]34,9511454Traditional
Boro, ShinashaBoro - [bwo] (60%)62,29810 5,981 Orthodox
Chara (Ts’aara)Chara - [cra]17,0862325Traditional
DaasanachDaasanach - [dsh]62,1711622Traditional
DawroDawro - [dwr]702,51753 373,919 Protestant
Gawwada, AleGawwada - [gwd]102,25545 46,031 Protestant
DirashaDirasha - [gdl]84,41255 46,691 Protestant
Daats'inDaats'in - [dtn]300NDNDIslam
DimeDime - [dim] (65%)5,00034 1,685 Orthodox
DiziDizin - [mdx]47,05415 6,802 Traditional
DorzeDorze - [doz]30,10036 10,836 Orthodox
Ethiopian DeafEthiopian Sign Language - [eth]250,00019 46,250 Various
GamoGamo - [gmv]1,432,02349 703,641 Protestant/Orthodox
GayilGayil - [gyl]55,70047 25,901 Protestant
GanzaGanza - [gza]300 [Ethiopia], 2,500 [Sudan]NDNDIslam
GedeoGedeo - [drs]1,276,57278 994,903 Protestant
Gerira, Were DubeGerira - [not in Ethnologue]129,3420NDIslam
GofaGofa - [gof]469,52261 286,506 Protestant
Gumuz, KamashiGumuz - [guk]208,00420 41,830 Traditional
Gumuz, Mandura-DibateGumuz - [guk] Mandura-Dibate - [not in Ethnologue]146,3558 11,562 Traditional
Gurage, West [Chaha]Sebat Bet Gurage - [sgw]122,97813 15,864 Orthodox [some Catholic]
Gurage, KistaneKistane- [gru] 142,845 3 4,714 Orthodox
Gurage, InorInor- [ior] 177,937 7 13,167 Muslim/Orthodox
Gurage, MesmesSebat Bet Gurage - [sgw]NDNDND
Gurage, IndegagnSebat Bet Gurage - [sgw] 52,151 3 1,460 Orthodox
Gurage, IzhaSebat Bet Gurage - [sgw] 90,050 2 2,071 Orthodox
Gurage, GumerSebat Bet Gurage - [sgw] 85,037 9 7,908 Orthodox/Muslim
Gurage, Geta [Geto]Sebat Bet Gurage - [sgw] 73,664 4 3,168 Orthodox/Muslim
Gurage, MuherSebat Bet Gurage - [sgw] 93,074 1465Orthodox
Gurage, EnneqourSebat Bet Gurage - [sgw] 99,069 2 1,981 Orthodox
Dobi or GogotRelated to Mesqan and KistaneNDNDOrthodox
HadiyyaHadiyya - [hdy]1,661,229761,259,632Protestant
HarariHarari - [har]40,151020Islam
HamarHamer-Banna - [amf]60,1851782Traditional
HozoHozo- [hoz]6,000NDNDIslam
Kachama, GanjuleKachama-Ganjule - [kcx]3,34377 2,567 Protestant
KafaKafa - [kbr]870,21324 206,201 Orthodox
KambataKambaata - [ktb]665,40280 531,946 Protestant
KaroKaro (Ethiopia) - [kxh]1,89412221Traditional
K'abeenaAlaba-K’abeena - [alw]68,1761730Islam
KemantAmharic - [amh] 172,0000516Orthodox
Konta[not in ethnologue]108,13947 50,936 Orthodox/Protestant
GwamaKwama - [kmq]8,70049 4,272 Islam
KomoKomo (Sudan) - [xom]11,1913291Islam
KonsoKonso - [kxc]333,57249 162,836 Protestant
KooreKoorete - [kqy]203,04486 174,972 Protestant
KweguKwegu - [xwg]2,55340 1,016 Traditional
KunamaKunama - [kun]6,2846353Traditional
MaraqoLibido - [liq]101,76512 12,553 Islam
Northern MaoBambassi - [myf]3,000245Islam
AnfilloWest Central Oromo - [gaz]500NDNDND
MaleMale (Ethiopia) - [mdy]120,90220 23,600 Traditional
Me'enMe'en - [mym]195,93854 105,098 Traditional
MeloMelo - [mfx]20,20056 11,352 Traditional/Protestant
MajangMajang - [mpe]47,26773 34,703 Tranditional
MesqanMesqan - [mvz]324,7645 15,264 Islam/Orthodox
ShekkaShekkacho - [moy]100,47064 64,301 Traditional/Protestant
MosiyeBussa - [dox] (49%), Gamo - [gmv], Zaysete - [zay], Dirasha - [gdl]25,47852 13,118 Protestant
MurleNyangatom - [nnj]1,90018344Traditional
Mursi Mursi - [muz]9,7015514Traditional
NuerNuer - [nus]202,00988 177,768 Protestant
NaoNayi - [noz] 12,7131114Traditional
NyangatomNyangatom - [nnj]32,66129 9,374 Traditional
Oromo, ArsiBorana-Arsi-Guji Oromo - [gax]5,002,9644 190,113 Islam
Oromo, BaleBorana-Arsi-Guji Oromo - [gax]1,654,4060 1,158 Islam
Oromo, BoranaBorana-Arsi-Guji Oromo - [gax]1,105,0961 14,366 Traditional
Oromo, JimaWest Central Oromo - [gaz]2,889,9261 37,569 Islam
Oromo, GujiBorana-Arsi-Guji Oromo - [gax]1,412,38056 790,933 Traditional
Oromo, KereyuND 78,236 2 1,174 Traditional
Oromo, HarargheEastern Oromo - [hae]5,578,9500 2,789 Islam
Oromo, Wellega/MechaWest Central Oromo - [gaz]6,146,965442,729,252Protestant
Oromo Tulema/SelaleWest Central Oromo - [gaz]6,758,084151,013,713Orthodox
Oromo, Wollo/Yejju/AzebuWest Central Oromo - [gaz] 458,064 0 1,832 Islam
Oromo, GabraBorana-Arsi-Guji Oromo - [gax]50,0000NDIslam
OydaOyda - [oyd]58,39660 34,950 Protestant
SidamaSidamo - [sid]3,836,886863,304,176Protestant
Saho, IrobSaho - [ssy]41,6771271Catholic/Orthodox
SezeSeze - [sze]13,0009 1,209 Islam
ShaboMajang - [mpe] / Shabo - [sbf]400NDNDTraditional
ShekoSheko - [she]46,92469 32,442 Tranditional
Silt'eSilt'e - [stv]1,216,8020 1,095 Islam
Somali Somali - [som]5,772,4720 1,749 Islam
Somali, GarreSomali - [som]45,0000NDIslam
Suri, Tirmaga-ChaiSuri - [suq]36,0682864Traditional
Suri, Kacipo-BalesiKacipo-Balesi - [koe]2,704NDNDTraditional
TembaroKambaata - [ktb]127,55877 97,612 Protestant
TigrayTigrinya - [tir]5,599,7670 2,800 Orthodox
TsemayTsamai - [tsb]25,9282441Traditional
OpoOpuuo - [lgn]2,30046 1,064 Traditioanal/Protestant
WolaittaWolaytta - [wal]2,207,964711,569,526Protestant
Negedbeher, WeytoAmharic - [amh]1,630111Islam
WolaneWolane- [wle]93,408093Islam
YemYemsa - [jnj] (58%)207,5259 17,943 Orthodox/Protestant
ZayZay - [zwa]23,0001150Orthodox
ZayseZaysete- [zay]23,13178 17,965 Protestant/Traditional

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