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Gujarati Creole in Kenya

Gujarati Creole

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,100 Cutchi-Swahili Islam 2.00 % 0.10 % No No   

Gujarati Creole in Kenya

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Asian migration to Kenya began with the construction of the Uganda railway between 1896 and 1901 when some 32,000 laborers were recruited from British India. Once the railway was completed, many of these laborers voluntarily settled in what is now Kenya. These early settlers were predominately from the Indian provinces of Gujarat and the Punjab. Most settled in the new town of Nairobi, which was the capital of the British protectorate. Unlike black Africans, Asians were permitted to reside legally in Nairobi in what was then a burgeoning white settler town. Despite varying degrees of acculturation, most Asians in Kenya and Tanzania have retained their strong Indian ties and traditions, and are a close-knit, endogamous community.

Ministry Obstacles
The Asians in East Africa are largely a closed society, with a self-protective mindset. They remain committed to their Hinduism.

Outreach Ideas
Pray that African Christians living near these Asians will be given an interest and burden to share Christ with them. Pray the Lord will show them how to do that effectively.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Please pray for the few Christians among this people group to live as real disciples of Jesus, being obedient to his commands and filled with the Lord's Spirit.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Hindu Asians in Kenya and Tanzania to be given an interest in the creator God. Pray they will be given faith to believe in God's son Jesus, and that many will accept the gift of eternal life offered in his name.

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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
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gujarati Creole
People Name General: Gujarati Creole
Alternate People Names:
Cutchi Swahili
ROP3 Code: 104846
Joshua Project People ID: 12628
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 2,100
Population all Countries: 86,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia - other
People Name General: Gujarati Creole
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Cutchi-Swahili
Language Code (ISO): ccl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
English (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam98.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant100.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Gujarati Creole in Kenya

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South Asia - other     Africa, East and Southern    
      Gujarati Creole Kenya    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Gujarati Creole in Kenya          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Cutchi-Swahili  
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