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Eritrea
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Eritrea – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afar615,000Y0.00 %0.20 %Y1 IslamAfarP
Afar
M
Afar of Eritrea
T
Amhara32,0001.10 %60.00 %3 ChristianityAmharicP
Amhara
M
Amhara of Eritrea
T
Arab, Hadrami95,0000.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamArabic, Hadrami SpokenP
Arab, Hadrami
 T
Arab, Palestinian38,0000.04 %8.00 %2 IslamArabic, South Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Palestinian
M
Arab, Palestinian of Eritrea
T
Arab, Sudanese93,0000.10 %2.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Arab, Sudanese
M
Arab, Sudanese of Eritrea
T
Arab, Yemeni102,0000.00 %0.05 %Y1 IslamArabic, Taizzi-Adeni SpokenP
Arab, Yemeni
M
Arab, Yemeni of Eritrea
T
Beja, Hedareb244,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBedawiyetP
Beja, Hedareb
M
Beja, Hedareb of Eritrea
T
Bilen140,000Y1.00 %31.00 %2 IslamBilenP
Bilen
M
Bilen of Eritrea
T
Dahalik2,800Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDahalik   
DeafY2.10 %47.00 %4 IslamLanguage unknown   
Irob, Saho296,000Y0.25 %30.00 %2 IslamSahoP
Irob, Saho
M
Irob, Saho of Eritrea
T
Italian2,5001.00 %82.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Kunama289,000Y10.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKunamaP
Kunama
M
Kunama of Eritrea
 
Nara, Nialetic126,000Y1.80 %4.50 %Y1 IslamNaraP
Nara, Nialetic
M
Nara, Nialetic of Eritrea
T
Rashaida37,0000.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamArabic, Hijazi SpokenP
Rashaida
 T
Somali4,5000.00 %0.33 %Y1 IslamSomaliP
Somali
 T
Tigrai, Tigrinya2,161,000Y3.50 %96.00 %4 ChristianityTigrignaP
Tigrai, Tigrinya
M
Tigrai, Tigrinya of Eritrea
T
Tigre, Eritrean1,143,000Y0.05 %0.09 %Y1 IslamTigreP
Tigre, Eritrean
M
Tigre, Eritrean of Eritrea
T
Total People Groups:   18 5,421,000 10     10     16 12 14
Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 5,482,000  
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Eritrea – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 10 55.6 % 2,462,000 45.4 %
  2 - Minimally reached 3 16.7 % 474,000 8.7 %
  3 - Superficially reached 2 11.1 % 35,000 0.6 %
  4 - Partially reached 3 16.7 % 2,450,000 45.2 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 18   5,421,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Eritrea – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Afar
615,000


Amhara
32,000


Arab, Hadrami
95,000


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Arab, Palestinian
38,000


Arab, Sudanese
93,000


Arab, Yemeni
102,000


Beja, Hedareb
244,000


Bilen
140,000


Irob, Saho
296,000


Italian
2,500


Kunama
289,000


Nara, Nialetic
126,000


Rashaida
37,000


Somali
4,500


Tigrai, Tigrinya
2,161,000


Tigre, Eritrean
1,143,000

Eritrea People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Eritrea – Languages
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Language
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# Unreached
Primary
Language
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Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
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Online
Afaraar11Complete
Amharicamh10Complete
Arabic, Hadrami Spokenayh11None
Arabic, Hijazi Spokenacw11None
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp10Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spokenacq11None
Bedawiyetbej11Portions
Bilenbyn10Portions
Dahalikdlk11Need?
Italianita10Complete
Kunamakun10Complete
Language unknownxxx10None
Naranrb11None
Sahossy10Portions
Somalisom11Complete
Tigretig11Complete
Tigrignatir10Complete
Totals: 18 18 10   12 5 10 14 4
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Eritrea – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 2.0 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Eritrea – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Eritrea. Ministries in the Eritrea section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the East and Southern Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Eritrea   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Eritrea – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 5,421,000
Percent Urbanization 22 %
Total People Groups 18
Unreached People Groups 10
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Tigrigna
Secondary National LanguageEnglish
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 42.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 2.0%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking 10 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.381 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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