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Kunama
AO-Eritrea-giovane-Cunama.jpg
Total population
260,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Kunama people Eritrea250,000 (est.)[2][3]
Kunama people Ethiopia5,400 (2007)[4]
Languages
Kunama
Religion
Christianity (Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Eritrean Catholic Church, P'ent'ay), Islam[5]

The Kunama are an ethnic group native to Eritrea. They are one of the smallest ethnic communities in Eritrea, constituting only 2% of the population. Most of the estimated 260,000 Kunama live in the remote and isolated area between the Gash and Setit rivers near the border with Ethiopia. The Kunama people have ancient ancestry in the land of Eritrea.[6] In the 2007 Ethiopian census, however, the number of Kunama in Tigray has dropped to 2,976 as the remaining 2,000 or so members of this ethnic group have migrated into the other regions of Ethiopia.[7][2][3]

  1. ^ "Who Are the Kunama People?". 8 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Refworld | Eritrea: Information on the Kunama ethnic group".
  3. ^ a b "Kunama and Nara". 19 June 2015.
  4. ^ Central Statistical Agency (2008), "Table 5: Population Size of Regions by Nations/Nationalities (Ethnic Group) and Place of Residence: 2007", Census 2007 (PDF), Addis Ababa: Central Statistical Agency, p. 66, archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-18
  5. ^ Project, Joshua. "Kunama in Eritrea".
  6. ^ https://study.com/academy/lesson/eritrean-ethnic-groups.html[bare URL]
  7. ^ Census 2007, Table 5

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