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Kalenjin, Pokot in Uganda

Kalenjin, Pokot

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
134,000 Pokoot Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 12.00 %   

Kalenjin, Pokot in Uganda

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Introduction / History
The Pokoot were once considered part of the Kalenjin people who were highland Nilotic people who originated in southern Ethiopia and migrated southward into Kenya as early as 2,000 years ago. Though the Pokoot consider themselves to be one people, they are basically divided into two sub-groups based on livelihood. About half of the Pokoot are semi-nomadic, semi-pastoralists who live in the lowlands west and north of Kapenguria and throughout Kacheliba Division and Nginyang Division, Baringo District. These people herd cattle, sheep, and goats and live off the products of their stock. The other half of the Pokoot are agriculturalists who live anywhere conditions allow farming.

The homestead is the social center for the Pokoot. Here a man lives with his wives, each having their own hut. All members of the family live here and the stock is corralled here at night. The man of the family rules the homestead, telling the others what duties they are to perform.

The position of women in Pokoot society is weak. A woman has no voice in any public forums and no authority within her own homestead. She is considered "foolish", like the cows for which she is traded.

Illness and death are greatly feared among the Pokoot. Death is the end of life and there is no after life. Therefore, life is most important and is precious to the Pokoot. Much of their religious ritual is involved in warding off illness or in effecting cures.

The majority of the Pokoot still follow their traditional religion. Some of Pokoot are Christians but the majority are traditionalists. Even among the Christians, the traditional religion worldview is still dominant.

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Country: Uganda
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Nakapiripirit district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Kalenjin, Pokot
People Name General: Kalenjin, Pokot
Alternate People Names:
Eastern SukWestern Suk
ROP3 Code: 108091
Joshua Project People ID: 14428
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 134,000
Population all Countries: 960,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nilotic
People Name General: Kalenjin, Pokot
Ethnic Code: NAB62p
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Pokoot (134,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pko    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity48.00 %(Evangelical: 12.00 %)
Ethnic Religions51.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican40.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic45.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1936-1991
New Testament:
1967-1987Audio
Complete Bible: 2009
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Pokoot
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Kalenjin, Pokot in Uganda

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