Ethiopian Amhara in Finland


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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Amhara people are related to the Tigray and Tigre people of Ethiopia and Eritrea who together make up the Habeshans. These people can trace their origins back to Shem, eldest son of Noah. They left present day Yemen and settled on the African side of the Red Sea inhabiting the Nile Delta and all land east of the valley down to the Ethiopian Highlands. These people are known in antiquity as the Ancient Egyptians who retreated back to Ethiopia and Eritrea after countless takeovers of Egypt. here they established other great kingdoms such as Sheba/Saba and Axum. After the Middle Ages they soon split into 3 tribes: Amhara, Tigre and Tigray with their own languages that all derived from Ge'ez, their ancient language. Today most Amhara live in central and east/Northeastern Ethiopia. Some have migrated to other countries. A small number live in Finland.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many of the Ethiopians in Finland are university students.


What Are Their Beliefs?

From early encounters with the Hebrew people, many Habeshans adopted the early form of proto-Judaism. Though the high and ruling class continued to practice the Egyptian pagan religion until Queen Makda of Sheba was converted by King Solomon to Judaism. Christianity came to the Amhara through Coptic missionaries. The Amhara and other Habeshans were the first African converts to Islam after sheltering Mohammed's followers from their enemies in Mecca. Because of the Islamic expansion, Aksum was cut from other Christian kingdoms which created their own unique form of Coptic Christianity. They incorporated Jewish rituals and laws and added a focus on monasticism. Today the majority of Amhara people are Ethiopian Orthodox, and the minority are Sunni Muslim.


What Are Their Needs?

Pray for the Amhara people to have a Christ-centered faith that cannot be shaken.

Pray for them to study and obey the Scriptures.

Pray for Amhara disciples to make more disciples.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Amhara, Ethiopian in Finland.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amhara_people

https://www.atlasofhumanity.com/amhara

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Amhara

https://www.facebook.com/people/Community-of-Ethiopian-Students-and-Youth-in-Finland/100069342500483/

https://finlandabr


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Amhara, Ethiopian
People Name in Country Amhara, Ethiopian
Natural Name Ethiopian Amhara
Alternate Names Ethiopian
Population this Country 1,100
Population all Countries 27,147,000
Total Countries 23
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10294
ROP3 Code 100293
ROP25 Code 300279
ROP25 Name Amhara
Country Finland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Finland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.10 %)
86.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
14.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Amharic (1,100 speakers)
Language Code amh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Amharic (1,100 speakers)
Language Code amh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Amharic

Primary Language:  Amharic

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1824-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1829-1988)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1840-2014)
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