Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Oromo

Language: West Central Oromo - (gaz)

Alternate Name(s): Jimma

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Ethiopia

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Population: 6,645,000

Global Population: 6,645,000

PEID: 11613

ROP: 105969

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Macha of Ethiopia, numbering 6,645,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Oromo people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Ethiopia. Their primary language is West Central Oromo. The primary religion practiced by the Macha is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Available