Background and History

Many ministries in Ethiopia were dissatisfied with the accuracy of the data about People Groups in Ethiopia. Between 2013 and 2016 a “Task Force” met several times to create a new and updated database of Ethiopian People Groups and to make the data as accurate and up to date as possible. The “People Group List” on this website is taken from this new and updated database.

We welcome Ethiopian national leaders and field workers to give their input on corrections and additions to the data at any time.

We welcome suggestions for additional types of helpful information to be added to the current website. For example, available Scripture tools in each language, storying and orality projects. We encourage other additional information sets to be suggested by the wider group of Ethiopian ministry partners.

A People Group is “a significantly large grouping of individuals who perceive themselves to have a common affinity for one another."
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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