Chara in Ethiopia

The Chara have only been reported in Ethiopia
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chara or as also known the Tsara are part of the Gimira cluster. They live in the extreme southern and southwestern reaches of the densely forested Kaffa highlands of southwestern Ethiopia. They have their own language, Chara, which is one of the Oromic languages. They had a high population until they were decimated through war and frequent slave raids.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Chara people make their living by farming.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are predominantly adherents to ethnic religion. Along with their ethnic religion the Chara practice a syncretized form of the Orthodox form of Christianity.


Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Chara people that will lead them to put their faith in Jesus Christ alone. Ask the Lord to strengthen the existing, indigenous Chara church to make disciples who will make other disciples. Pray for gospel resources to be easily accessible in their language..


Scripture Prayers for the Chara in Ethiopia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chara
People Name in Country Chara
Population this Country 23,000
Population all Countries 23,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Fachara; Pakara; Tsara
People ID 11309
ROP3 Code 102028
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: South Omo zone, both sides of Omo river.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: South Omo zone, both sides of Omo river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Chara in Ethiopia
Primary Language Chara (23,000 speakers)
Language Code cra   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chara (23,000 speakers)
Language Code cra   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chara

Primary Language:  Chara

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.90 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
97.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
80.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more