• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OMOTIC

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 44

Population: 9,431,300

Unreached people groups: 33

UPG population: 3,760,900

Unengaged UPGs: 28

UUPG population: 1,092,400

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

Overview: The Omotic peoples are a cluster of people groups living between the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and the Omo River in southern Ethiopia. Most of the Omotic peoples are hoe cultivators, raising ensete (a tropical plant in the banana family) at higher altitudes and other grains in the lowlands. They are also known for their animal husbandry and their skill as artisans.

  -- James S. Olson, The Peoples of Africa. London: Greenwood Press (1996), p. 466

Peoples within this cluster: Aari; Amuru; Anfillo; Bambassi; Basketo; Begi-Mao; Bench; Boro; Burungi; Bussa; Chara; Dache; Dawro; Dihina; Dime; Dorze; Gamo; Ganza; Gobeze; Gofa; Gollango; Gorose; Guba; Hamer-Banna; Harso; Iraqw; Kachama; Kafa; Karo; Koorete; Maji; Male; Melo; Mesmes; Nao; Oyda; Seze; Shakacho, Mocha; Sheko; Shinasha; Wambera; Wolaitta; Yem; Zayse

Countries where they are found: Ethiopia; Tanzania


People groups: 44

Population: 9,431,300

Unreached people groups: 33

UPG population: 3,760,900

Unengaged UPGs: 28

UUPG population: 1,092,400

Number of countries: 2