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About Ethiopia

Map of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the second-most populated nation on the African continent. There are over 96 million people. It is located in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. Ethiopia has many isolated tribes. The main language is Amharic. Ethiopia was one of the first christian nations and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the main religion. There are over 80 tribes.

Ethiopia’s Potential 

  • Strong Population Growth
  • Young Nation (Average age 28)
  • 4.3 children per family
  • 80% rural, small farmers
  • Many immigrants – 6 million Somali’s live in Ethiopia
  • $458/GDP per capita 2010 +10% per year


Rural area of Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Church History

  • Approximately 60 AD – Ethiopian Eunuch reading Isaiah when met by Philip and asked to follow Jesus
  • Approximately 100 AD Syrian boy shares gospel
  • Approximately 340 AD Egyptian Coptics start Orthodox religion


Old Testament History

  • Queen of Sheba bore Solomon’s son Menelik I
  • 1st King of Ethiopia
  • Ark of Covenant
  • Established many ties to Israel


Modern Ethiopia

  • 1880 Menelik II re-established most of present day Ethiopia
  • Fast growing nation
  • Hungering for the Gospel

City living in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa the Jerusalem of Afric

  • 5 million people, growing 10% annually
  • Headquarters of African union
  • 115 Embassy’s in Addis Ababa
  • Huge amount og new construction much by Chinese people (200,000)


Need to Know Jesus

  • 43% Orthodox (Mary,Works, Rituals)
  • 33% Muslim (One voice, mainly peaceful)
  • 18% Protestant
  • 6%  All others

Ethiopian People