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Ilwana of Kenya

Prayer Month: January 2011
Focus: East and Southern Africa
Country: Kenya
People Name: Ilwana
Population: 21,000
World Population: 21,000
Language: Kiwilwana
Primary Religion: Islam
Progress Status: 1.0
% Adherents : 0.02 %
% Evangelical: 0.02 %
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Ilwana of Kenya

Introduction / History
The name Malakote (meaning slave) was given to this people group by the Somalis. The Somalis introduced them to Islam and made them slaves. The people today prefer to be called Ilwana (meaning free men) closely related to the Kiswahili word muunguana translated by Krapf and Cust (1882) to be "a free man". A Christian community among the Ilwana has provided refuge to Muslim Background Believers and other Christians when fighting breaks out and persecution is intense.

Where are they located?
They live along the Tana River

What are their lives like?
Their livilihood is based on farming, fishing and bee-keeping.

What are their beliefs?
They practice Islam mixed with animism and witchcraft. Evangelism efforts have met opposition.

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Ilwana of Kenya

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