Kambata in Ethiopia

The Kambata have only been reported in Ethiopia
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Introduction / History

The Kebena (or Qebena) people are one of the ethnic groups in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region (SNNPR). The majority live in Qebena Woreda, bordered on the south by the Wabe River which separates it from Kokir Gedebano, Muhor Na Aklil, Ezha and Cheha, on the west by Abeshge, and on the north by the Oromia Region. It was part of former Goro woreda. The capital of the woreda is Welkite town, which is surrounded by Qebena woreda.

The Kebena nation has its own identity, dressing style, feeding habit, way of life, help culture, cooperation and dispute resolution mechanisms which are in bodies in their traditionally law known as "BobanI Geltita" and enforced by their traditional elder assembly/council called "Oget." The principle of Qebena traditional by-laws are believed to be adopted from Islamic law. The Kebena have their own separate woreda administration with 23 rural kebeles and wolkite town, which is 155 km from the national capital, Addis Ababa.


Where Are they Located?

Hawasa serves as a center of regional administration. The total land area of Kebena woreda is estimated to be 28,300 square KM/hectare before predominately used for agrarian economy kebena woreda share geographic boundaries with Oromiya region from the north Edja & Chaha, Abeshighe, Gutazere-Gudebano-welenn & Muhir Aklil woredas of Guraghe zone from south west and east respectively.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kebena have a significant part in the history of Ethiopia both in terms of religious and cultural values. They were pioneers in expanding Islamic doctrine in the southern region of the country with strong leadership of Hassen Enjamo (the king and Islamic ruler of Kebena people) during the regime of Minillik II.

They do have their own interesting culture that needs immediate attention to keep it in its unique manner. This long history of the people can serve both as source of original research for those in related discipline and contribute to tourism development in nationwide context.

In Kebena Woreda, there are centuries-old mosques of "Katbare" and "Zebimola", which have a great place in Islamic religion followers. Others like underground caves, waterfalls and Hassan Enjamo versus Menelik-II war battle field called "Jebdu Meda" are also potential tourist attractions in the woreda.


What Are Their Needs?

Mixed peasant agriculture is the main lifesyle of Kebena woreda with the production of wheat, "teff", maize, sorghum, oil seed, "enset","chat", coffee and different fruits take the dominant share. Most of the farming is rain-feed despite the presence of potential river water through the year. Mixed agriculture and animal production are practiced at a subsistence level. They need intervention to increase productivity, food self-sufficiency and commercialization.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Kambata in Ethiopia.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kambata
People Name in Country Kambata
Population this Country 901,000
Population all Countries 901,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Kemata
People ID 12468
ROP3 Code 104518
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: southwest Gurage, Kambaata, and Hadiyya zones; Durame is main town.   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: southwest Gurage, Kambaata, and Hadiyya zones; Durame is main town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Kambaata (901,000 speakers)
Language Code ktb   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Kambatta
Dialect Code 1435   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kambaata (901,000 speakers)
Language Code ktb   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Kambatta
Dialect Code 1435   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kambaata

Primary Language:  Kambaata

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1979-1990)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1992)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kambaata Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 79.94 %)
93.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source The Root Family 
Profile Source Anonymous  
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