Dime in Ethiopia

Photo Source:  Anonymous 
Map Source:  Amanuel Getachew Mamo
People Name: Dime
Country: Ethiopia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 7,100
World Population: 7,100
Primary Language: Dime
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 87.00 %
Evangelicals: 33.70 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Omotic
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Linguistically, the Dime belong to the Omotic language family. The Dime people live in the North Omo Administrative Region. Their territory consists of a mountain range of less than 20 kms width and 55 kms length, which stretches from north to south.

Their neighbours are the Chara to the north (across the river Omo), the Basketto to the north-east and east, the Aari to the southeast, the Mursi and some Surma to the south-west, and the Bodi (Me'en) to the west. They have 47% lexical similarity with the Banna. They make use of terracing when tilling the land and they grow maize, barley, and enset (false banana).

Text Source:   Dr. Samuel Kebreab