• PEOPLE NAME: AFAR OF ERITREA

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PEID: 11517

ROP: 102419

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Afar-Saho

Language: Afar - (aar)

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Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Eritrea

Also found in: Canada; Djibouti; Ethiopia; United States

Population: 274,000

Global Population: 2,171,900


PEID: 11517

ROP: 102419

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Afar of Eritrea, numbering 274,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Afar-Saho people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,171,900 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Afar. The primary religion practiced by the Afar is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.


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