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Mijikenda, Duruma in Kenya

Mijikenda, Duruma

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
518,000 Chiduruma Christianity 65.00 % 24.00 %   

Mijikenda, Duruma in Kenya

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Introduction / History
The Duruma people live on the semi-arid plains, one mountain range inland from the seacoast of eastern Kenya. The large city of Mombasa is the closest place Duruma may interact with other peoples. They are a mostly self-sufficient farming group with certain members becoming active traders with the outside world. All homesteads are members of one of 14 clans. Clan membership is determined by birth and not subject to change; the bride joins the husband's clan if differs from hers. Marriage within homesteads is discouraged but most marriages are within the 14 clans.

Each family unit is affiliated with one of the 14 clans. Males take care of families and they control the farming. Males also hunt wild animals and herd their domestic animals (i.e. cattle, sheep, goats and chickens). Boys help with this. Women do all household work assisted by girls and also do a great deal of the farming.

Land is owned by the clan, not by individuals. The sons inherit land from their fathers including any goods or money they may have. Daughters do not receive any part of the inheritance.

Visitors can be initiated into one of the 14 clans of his own choice if they pay a subscribed fee to the panel of elders of that clan (normally a goat and a guard of liquor, which is equivalent to 20 liters). Such a visitor is even entitled to land of that clan, and can even use the names of that clan in his family. But for the land he is given, he is not supposed to plant permanent crops like coconuts, cashews, mangoes, citrus fruits and the like. After staying for a period of twenty years or more, such a visitor can be considered as one of the clansmen, but it will depend on his extent of respect and how he has lived peacefully with the clansmen who invited him.

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Country: Kenya
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:44 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Kwale county: inland, south of Mombasa to Tanzania border.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Mijikenda, Duruma
People Name General: Mijikenda, Duruma
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102775
Joshua Project People ID: 11648
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 518,000
Population all Countries: 518,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, East-Coastal
People Name General: Mijikenda, Duruma
Ethnic Code: NAB57j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Chiduruma (518,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dug    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity65.00 %(Evangelical: 24.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1992
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Mijikenda, Duruma in Kenya

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