Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Sidama

Language: Konso - (kxc)

Alternate Name(s): Karate, Karati, Afkareti, Gato, Komso

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Kenya

Also found in: Ethiopia

Population: 2,200

Global Population: 387,200

PEID: 14809

ROP: 105202

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Konso of Kenya, numbering 2,200, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Sidama people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 387,200 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Konso. The primary religion practiced by the Konso is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available