Christianity was acquainted with Ethiopia in the fourth century, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (called Tewahdo in Ethiopia) is one of the most established sorted out Christian bodies on the planet. The congregation has since quite a while ago delighted in a prevailing job in the way of life and governmental issues of Ethiopia, having filled in as the official religion of the decision first class until the death of the government in 1974. It likewise has filled in as the vault of Ethiopia's scholarly convention and its visual expressions. The center region of Christianity is in the good countries of northern Ethiopia, yet its impact is felt in the whole nation. More than two-fifths of Ethiopians follow the lessons of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. An extra one-fifth hold fast to other Christian beliefs, by far most of which are Protestant.
Islam was presented in the seventh century and is currently drilled by around 33% of Ethiopians. It is generally significant in the peripheral areas, especially in the Eastern Lowlands, yet there are neighborhood focuses all through the nation. Customarily, the status of Islam has been a long way from equivalent with that of Christianity. In any case, Haile Selassie I (ruled 1930–74) offered crowds to Muslim pioneers and made suggestions in light of their interests, and under the Derg system (1974–91) considerably more was done to give in any event emblematic equality to the two religions. All things considered, the impression of Ethiopia as "an island of Christianity in an ocean of Islam" has kept on winning among both good country Ethiopians and outsiders. There are a few worries among highlanders that fundamentalist Muslim developments in the locale and in neighboring nations may excite feelings for a more noteworthy job of Islam in Ethiopia.
A little part of Ethiopians are animists who love an assortment of African divinities. Most of these conventionalists are speakers of Nilotic dialects, for example, the Kunama, and are situated in the Western Lowlands