• PEOPLE NAME: KONSO OF ETHIOPIA

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By Silvia van Roozendaal

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PEID: 11607

ROP: 105202

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Sidama

Language: Konso - (kxc)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Christianity - Eastern Orthodoxy

Country: Ethiopia

Also found in: Kenya

Population: 379,000

Global Population: 381,100


PEID: 11607

ROP: 105202

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Konso of Ethiopia, numbering 379,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Sidama people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 381,100 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Konso. The primary religion practiced by the Konso 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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