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STATUS: Nationalized Work

CHURCHES: 26 Churches


     Career Missionaries Louis & Martha Johnson

ETHIOPIA – Country Information

Ethiopia has a population of 109.000.000 people as of 2020.

1.100.000 sq km / 424,712 sq mi (almost twice the size of Texas)

Capital City:
The capital city Addis Ababa is the largest city in the nation.

Ethnic Groups:
35% Oromo
30% Amhara
7% Tigre
6% Somali

Ethiopia has a highly diverse population with over 80 different ethnic groups.

43.5% Ethiopian Orthrodox
33.9% Muslim
18.5% Protestant
2.7% Traditional Beliefs
0,7% Catholic
0.6% Other


Amharic is the official language but there are 90 different languages spoken in Ethiopia due to its diversity. Oromo is the official working language in the state of Oromiya and Samali being the official working language in the State of Sumale

Ethiopia known for the great rift valley, the Blue Nile, is also home to highland and lows lands both in the west and the east.

Ethiopia is mixed and transition economy with a large public sector. The government is in the process of privatizing many of the state-owned business and moving toward a money market economy.

Interesting Fact:
Introduced in the 4th century Ethiopian Orthodox Church is one of the oldest organized Christian bodies in the world.

Important Facts:
Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country, other than five-year occupation by Mussolini’s Italy. It is has never been colonized. Ethiopia is also second largest country in terms of population with only 20% living in urban areas and 80% rural.

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