The Zay live on the islands of Lake Ziway. Some people that were initially from these islands have migrated to towns and cities like Ziway and Meki.
People on the islands have very little access to clean water, resulting in many water-related diseases and deaths. The schools on the islands are taught in Oromo (not the language that the Zay people speak), so many children do not receive a good education due to not understanding what is being taught. The majority of their income is from fishing.
All of the Zay people are Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.
* Scripture Prayers for the Zay in Ethiopia.
* Pray for the health of the Zay people.
* Pray the Word of God will be made available in their mother tongue.
Author's personal experience
See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zay_people
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Zay|
|People Name in Country||Zay|
|Population this Country||29,000|
|Population all Countries||29,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||36 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Oromia region: Lake Zway shores and east islands. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.65 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|