Hararghe Oromo in Ethiopia

The Hararghe Oromo have only been reported in Ethiopia
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Introduction / History

The Harerge Oromo are the descendants of the Barentu confederacy that moved toward the east of the Ganale River during the Oromo migration of the 16th century. They consist of the Ittu, Ania, Ala, Nole, Jarso and Babile tribes. They were able to occupy the land of the Harar uplands where they came in contact with the Somali and the Harar city-state. They became sedentary agriculturalists. Some of their tribes like the Nole and the Babile live mixed together with the Somali.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Harerge Oromo are friendly and hospitable people. They are farmers and they also have livestock. Not much has been done to evangelize the Harerge Oromo.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Harerge Oromo, although not all, became converted to Islam through the influence of the Harar city-state which also became instrumental in spreading Islam to all other southern parts of Ethiopia. The Ittu have remained largely followers of ethnic religion.

The few believers that are from among the people have left their community to join the Christian communities from other people groups.


Prayer Points

Ask the Lord to send laborers who have the burden for the Harerge Oromo.
Pray that the Lord raise a Harerge Oromo church.
Pray that the Lord would open the hearts of the Harerge Oromo.


Scripture Prayers for the Oromo, Hararghe in Ethiopia.


Profile Source:   MANI 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-01-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-01-29
People Name General Oromo, Hararghe
People Name in Country Oromo, Hararghe
Natural Name Hararghe Oromo
Population this Country 7,551,000
Population all Countries 7,551,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 151
Alternate Names Ittu; Qotu
People ID 12286
ROP3 Code 104113
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North Bale zone, east and west Hararghe zone   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North Bale zone, east and west Hararghe zone.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language Oromo, Eastern (7,551,000 speakers)
Language Code hae   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Oromo, Eastern (7,551,000 speakers)
Language Code hae   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Oromo, Eastern
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.05 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
80.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
35.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Link Up Africa 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source MANI 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more