• AFFINITY BLOC: HORN OF AFRICA


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 154

Population: 125,993,850

Unreached people groups: 134

UPG population: 109,522,350

Unengaged UPGs: 77

UUPG population: 15,801,200

Number of clusters: 8

Number of countries: 18

 

Overview: The peoples of the Horn of Africa are intimately linked by thousands of years of shared culture and history yet there is much diversity in politics and religion. This region could be said to embody the whole range of conflicts that are at the heart of the key issues shaping the 21st century. The heartland of these peoples are Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti, but there is some spillover into neighboring Kenya, Sudan and Egypt. There are also related people groups in Tanzania. The peoples of the Horn of Africa are sub-divided into six people clusters: Beja, Cushitic, Ethio-Semitic, Omotic, Oromo, and Somali.

  -- Patrick Johnstone, The Future of the Global Church, p. 192

People clusters: Afar-Saho; Agau; Beja; Ethio-Semitic; Omotic; Oromo; Sidama; Somali

Countries where they are found: Canada; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Germany; Italy; Kenya; Netherlands; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Yemen


People groups: 154

Population: 125,993,850

Unreached people groups: 134

UPG population: 109,522,350

Unengaged UPGs: 77

UUPG population: 15,801,200

Number of clusters: 8

Number of countries: 18