Kunama in Eritrea


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Introduction / History

Kunamas are indigenous Eritreans and ethnic Nigerian Nilo-Saharan found in Eritrea, Sudan, and Ethiopia. Over time they migrated into these countries and farmed there. They live in villages with homes made of straw huts and they speak Kunama. The villages inhabited by Kunama are remote and far away from other civilians.


Where Are they Located?

Kunamas are located in the Gash-Barka region of Eritrea, Tigray region of Ethiopia, and Kassala, Sudan and its outskirts.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Kunama are mainly pastoralists and agriculturalists and many are cattle herders. Kunama are known for their farming and the region they live in in Eritrea is known as 'The Bread-basket of Eritrea.'


What Are Their Beliefs?

Kunama practice a religion that includes worship of the sun god Anna. Some Kunama converted to Catholicism and Islam. The number of non-Christians is still high.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kunama in Eritrea.

* Pray for the Kunama without water.
* Pray for the Kunama so they can come to see Jesus.
* Pray for the Kunama that they understand that God will welcome them into his kingdom with open arms.


References

https://www.refworld.org/docid/3f520a484.html https://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=42829


Profile Source:   Aonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-05-14
People Name General Kunama
People Name in Country Kunama
World Population 161,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Baza; Cunama; Diila
People ID 12850
ROP3 Code 105406
Country Eritrea
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gash Barka region: mainly between Gash river and Ethiopia border; Barka south of Barentu; Marda north, northeast, and east of Barentu and in Barentu; Aimara west of Barentu.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Eritrea
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gash Barka region: mainly between Gash river and Ethiopia border; Barka south of Barentu; Marda north, northeast, and east of Barentu and in Barentu; Aimara west of Barentu..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Kunama
Language Code kun   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kunama
Language Code kun   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kunama

Primary Language:  Kunama

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1906-1970)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1927-2004)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2012)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kunama
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
40.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
35.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
80.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source Francescana Printing 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Aonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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