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Mukogodo, Yaaku in Kenya

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,500 Yaaku Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.70 % No No   

Mukogodo, Yaaku in Kenya

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Introduction / History
The Mukogodo were the earliest speakers of an Afroasiatic Cushitic language to immigrate into Kenya. Their original fathers were from Ethiopia. Today they represent the Yaaku speakers who are called Mukogodo. The name "Yaaku" speaking is given to them by southern nilotes, which means, "hunting people." They inhabit the area northwest of Mount Kenya Doldol.

They are herders as well as farmers, but herding is the more common occupation. They also practice bee keeping. Other farming or herding communities assimilated many of them. For instance, the Maasai. Therefore, some have exchanged their language and culture for that of the Maasai. Now they are considered as a sub-tribe of Maasai and speak the Maa language. Warriorship and age-set grouping is akin to that of the Maasais. Life is organized around cattle herding and raiding activities. Religion is characterized by traditional monotheism, just like the Maasai traditional religion. Their god is appeased through animal sacrifices.

In addition, they also practice animism. Since the Mokogodo do not have an Oloibni (priest/prophet/soothsayer), they seek assistance from the Maasai Oloiboni. An Anglican church has been planted among them, but their openness to Christianity and religious change is still uncertain.

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Country: Kenya
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Isiolo and Laikipia counties: Mukogodo forest west of Doldol, foothills north of Mount Kenya; Turkana and Samburu counties: Lake Turkana south tip.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Mukogodo, Yaaku
People Name General: Mukogodo, Yaaku
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ROP3 Code: 110903
Joshua Project People ID: 15927
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,500
Population all Countries: 4,500
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Khoisan
People Name General: Mukogodo, Yaaku
Ethnic Code: BYG11b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yaaku (4,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): muu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity6.00 %(Evangelical: 0.70 %)
Ethnic Religions94.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic40.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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None Reported
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Mukogodo, Yaaku in Kenya

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      Mukogodo, Yaaku Kenya    
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