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PEID: 11582

ROP: 103260

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Sidama

Language: Gawwada - (gwd)

Alternate Name(s): Debase, Gobeze, Gewada (pej.), Gawwada (pej.)

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Ethiopia

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Population: 70,000

Global Population: 70,000

PEID: 11582

ROP: 103260

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Ale of Ethiopia, numbering 70,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Sidama people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Ethiopia. Their primary language is Gawwada. The primary religion practiced by the Ale is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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