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Dahalo in Kenya


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,200 Dahalo Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 6.60 % No No   

Dahalo in Kenya

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The Bushmen, often referred to as San or Khoisan, are the remnants of Africa's oldest cultural group. The Dahalo are one of the Bushmen groups. Bushmen are small in stature generally with light yellowish skin which wrinkles very early in life. Their social structure is not tribal because they have no paramount leader. Decisions are made by discussion and consensus. Bushmen believe in a mythical being, part trickster, part creator who is capable of great good but also of playing tricks on people. Most Bushmen believe that upon death the soul goes back to the great god's house in the sky. Dead people can, however, still influence the living and, when a shaman or witchdoctor dies, the people are very concerned lest his spirit become a danger to the living.

Ministry Obstacles
There is a lack of Christian resources available in the language of the Dahalo people. Pray for the soon creation and distribution of resources.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to become genuinely concerned for the downtrodden Bushmen, finding ways to assist them materially and physically.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are indications there may be a few followers of Christ among the Dahalo. Pray they will be more than nominal Christians, but will be strongly anchored in Christ and will be faithful disciples.

Pray for the entire people group
Bushmen groups have faced discrimination, eviction from their ancestral lands, oppression, and murder, amounting to a massive though unrecognized genocide. Pray for justice for these people, including land rights.

Scripture Focus
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-01-21
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Country: Kenya
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:49 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Lamu and Tana River counties: near Tana river mouth.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Dahalo
People Name General: Dahalo
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102376
Joshua Project People ID: 11471
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,200
Population all Countries: 3,200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Khoisan
People Name General: Dahalo
Ethnic Code: BYG11b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dahalo
Language Code (ISO): dal    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Swahili (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity7.00 %(Evangelical: 6.60 %)
Ethnic Religions93.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Dahalo in Kenya

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People Cluster
    Khoisan     Africa, East and Southern    
      Dahalo Kenya    
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            Dahalo in Kenya          
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      Ethnic Religions     Dahalo  
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