• PEOPLE NAME: BORANA OF ETHIOPIA

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PEID: 11558

ROP: 101615

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Oromo

Language: Borana-Arsi-Guji Oromo - (gax)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Ethiopia

Also found in: Kenya

Population: 824,000

Global Population: 1,024,000


PEID: 11558

ROP: 101615

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Borana of Ethiopia, numbering 824,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Oromo people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,024,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Borana-Arsi-Guji Oromo. The primary religion practiced by the Borana 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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