Nyangatom in Ethiopia


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Nyangatom are pastoralists but some that live along the Omo River are engaged in farming. Their diet consists of meat, milk, and some grain, and wild fruits. There is a single tribal language, Nyangatom, spoken by the whole tribe. However, they also speak the Daasanech language. The Nyangatom language remains a strong cultural bond which makes the Nyangatom very aware of their own distinctiveness from all outsiders. They are warriors and are fierce people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Young men between the ages of 16 and 20 undergo an initiation ceremony, which involves an animal sacrifice. This is a prerequisite for later taking of human life. The status of a warrior is determined once a man has killed his first enemy, an event he will mark by notching a scar on his right shoulder or chest. After his first killing, he begins carrying a weapon.
His clan sponsor gives him a spear and other weapons, a stool that serves as a headrest, and a pair of sandals. The Nyangatom are polygamous. The begetting of children and the increase in herds, goats, sheep, cattle, camels are highly valued in Nyangatom life.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Nyangatom are followers of ethnic religion. Only a small number have converted to Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

The Nyangatom people have misplaced their trust and faith in spirits. They need the savior who offers life to the full. Their emphasis on violence has held them back.


Prayer Points

Pray the hearts of the Nyangatom people would be stirred to hunger after God, to drink of living water.
Pray for family-based disciple-making movements to soon transform Nyangatom society, blessing them spiritually and economically.
Pray for the Lord to move in the hearts of believers to give up their own rights and sacrifice their lives to see the Nyangatom people blessed by the work of Jesus Christ, the only savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Nyangatom in Ethiopia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Nyangatom
People Name in Country Nyangatom
Alternate Names Bume; Toposa; Turkana
Population this Country 46,000
Population all Countries 57,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11610
ROP3 Code 102710
ROP25 Code 302173
ROP25 Name Donyiro, Nyangatom
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: south Omo zone, Omo and Kibish rivers area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: south Omo zone, Omo and Kibish rivers area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 28.70 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Nyangatom (46,000 speakers)
Language Code nnj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nyangatom (46,000 speakers)
Language Code nnj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nyangatom

Primary Language:  Nyangatom

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2017)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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National Bible Societies
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nyangatom Jesus Film Project
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Photo Source Rod Waddington - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source Amanuel Getachew Mamo  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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