• PEOPLE CLUSTER: AFAR-SAHO

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By Kerry Olson

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 7

Population: 2,472,900

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 2,472,900

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 520,900

Number of countries: 5


Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

Overview: The Afar and the Saho are two closely related ethnic groups living in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Their languages are classified as Eastern Cushitic. Along the coast some make their living as fishermen, but a majority are pastoral nomads who work herds of sheep, cattle, goats, and camels in the lowland deserts. Both groups follow the Sunni branch of Islam.

Peoples within this cluster: Afar; Saho

Countries where they are found: Canada; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; United States


People groups: 7

Population: 2,472,900

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 2,472,900

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 520,900

Number of countries: 5