• PEOPLE NAME: NAATH OF ETHIOPIA

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PEID: 11572

ROP: 106990

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Nuer - (nus)

Alternate Name(s): Nuer

Primary Religion: Christianity - Eastern Orthodoxy

Country: Ethiopia

Also found in: South Sudan; United States

Population: 214,000

Global Population: 1,643,500


PEID: 11572

ROP: 106990

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Naath of Ethiopia, numbering 214,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,643,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Nuer. The primary religion practiced by the Naath is Orthodox Christianity, a branch of Christianity that includes Copts, the Assyrian Church of the East, Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches.


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