Gurage, Kistane in Ethiopia

Gurage, Kistane
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Map Source:  Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
People Name: Gurage, Kistane
Country: Ethiopia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 180,000
World Population: 180,000
Primary Language: Kistane
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 90.00 %
Evangelicals: 3.30 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Ethio-Semitic
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Kistane people live in the highlands of Ethiopia, south of Addis Ababa the nation's capital.

The Kistane people are largely devoted Orthodox Christians, as their name (meaning "the Christians") implies. There are also some Muslims within this tribe. While there are many Orthodox churches in the Kistane area, the services are always held in the national language (Amharic). Very few Kistane people can read or write in their own language. This is particularly unfortunate for the majority of Kistane women who do not tend to learn Amharic well. The Kistane do not have scripture in their own language.

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