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  • 1. 85% of Eritreans belong to the Biher-Tigrinya ethnic group and Tigre ethnic group.There are officially 9 main ethnic groups in Eritrea but in reality, that number is closer to 15. (Biher-Tigrinya, Tigre, Saho, Hidareb, Afar, Kunama, Rashaida, Blin, Nara, Dahlik, Adeni-Arabs, etc. etc.)Eritreas population is roughly 6 millionThe country is around 50/50 between Muslims and ChristiansFor simplicity, I will only post quick facts about the 4 largest ethnic groups of both nations.Ethnic Name: Biher-TigrinyaSize: 50% of the populationLanguage: Tigrinya (Eritrean Dialect)Religion: Mostly Christian
  • 2. Ethnic Name: TigreSize: 35% of Eritreas populationLanguage: TigreReligion: Mostly Muslim
  • 3. Ethnic Name: SahoSize: 5% of the populationLanguage: SahoReligion: Nearly all Muslims
  • 4. Ethnic Name: HidarebSize: 3% of the populationLanguage: Beja (Hidareb; To-Badawi)Religion: Islam
  • 5. ================================================================================================================72% of Ethiopias population are of Oromo and Amhara ethnicity.Ethiopia has a population roughly around 85 Million50 to 45% of Ethiopians are Muslims, while the rest are ChristiansFor simplicity, I will only post quick facts about the 4 largest ethnic groups of both nations.Ethnic Name: OromoSize: 40% of Ethiopias populationLanguage: Afaan-OromoReligion: Mostly Muslim with a large minority of Christians and a few animist[/size]
  • 6. Ethnic Name: AmharaSize: 32% of the populationLanguage: AmharicReligion: Mostly Christian
  • 7. Ethnic Name: TigraySize: 6% of Ethiopias populationLanguage: Tigrinya of the Tigray dialect (very different from whats found in Eritrea)Religion: Mostly Christian
  • 8. Ethnic Name: SomaliSize: 5% of Ethiopias populationLanguage: SomaliReligion: Islam