• PEOPLE NAME: BEGI-MAO OF ETHIOPIA


PEID: 11553

ROP: 101204

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Omotic

Language: Hozo - (hoz)

Alternate Name(s): Mao

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Ethiopia

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Population: 65,500

Global Population: 65,500


PEID: 11553

ROP: 101204

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: No Evangelicals, Churches or Resources


Overview: The Begi-Mao of Ethiopia, numbering 65,500, are Unengaged and 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 Hozo. The primary religion practiced by the Begi-Mao is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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