How many Christians and Muslims are in Ethiopia?
Religious Demography. The U.S. government estimates the total population at 111.5 million (midyear 2019 estimate). The most recent census, conducted in 2007, estimated 44 percent of the population adheres to the EOTC, 34 percent are Sunni Muslim, and 19 percent belong to Christian evangelical and Pentecostal groups.
Is Ethiopia Christian or Muslim?
Ethiopia has a long historical and cultural connection to both Christianity and Islam. Roughly two-thirds of the Ethiopian population identifies as Christian and one-third is Muslim.
Is there religious conflict in Ethiopia?
All sides in the conflict have repeatedly denied committing atrocities. Orthodox Christians constitute 43% of Ethiopia’s population, making them the largest and most influential religious group in the country. And the conflict has divided many of them.
Which religion is fastest growing in Ethiopia?
What is happening to Christians in Ethiopia?
In the last few years, more Christians have been persecuted or killed. Many are being displaced from their homes and the land that has welcomed newcomers for centuries. More churches have been burned and properties of Orthodox Christians destroyed at an alarming rate in the last two years.
How did Ethiopia get Christianity?
“According to Ethiopian tradition, Christianity first came to the Aksum Empire in the fourth century A.D. when a Greek-speaking missionary named Frumentius converted King Ezana.
Which African country first accepted Islam?
The Spread of Islam in West Africa First, Islam spread into the regions West of the Niger Bend (Senegambia, Mali), then into Chad region and finally into Hausaland. According to some Arabic sources the first Black ruler to embrace Islam was the King of Gao who had done so by 1009.