Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Berta - (wti)

Alternate Name(s): Berta

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Ethiopia

Also found in: Sudan

Population: 297,000

Global Population: 548,000

PEID: 11555

ROP: 101258

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Beni Shangul of Ethiopia, numbering 297,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 548,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Berta. The primary religion practiced by the Beni Shangul 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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