• PEOPLE NAME: HAMAR OF ETHIOPIA

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Omotic

Language: Hamer-Banna - (amf)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Ethiopia

Also found in:

Population: 68,500

Global Population: 68,500


PEID: 11539

ROP: 100253

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Hamar of Ethiopia, numbering 68,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Omotic people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Ethiopia. Their primary language is Hamer-Banna. The primary religion practiced by the Hamar is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.


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