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Kikuyu in Kenya


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,680,000 Gikuyu Christianity 98.00 % 72.01 %   

Kikuyu in Kenya

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Introduction / History
The Kikuyu of Kenya are the biggest tribe in the country. They have much of the power of rule and leadership. They are small scale farmers and keep livestock. Their main cash crop is maize.

What are their beliefs?
The kikuyu God is Mwenenyanga, who placed the Kikuyu and Mumbi under a mugumo tree. They gave birth to nine daughters who later found men to marry. These daughters were Wairimu, Wanjiku, Waithara, Wangui, Wambui, Wanjiru, Njeri/Wasera to metion a few. Their God Mwenenyanga, living on Mount Kenya, is also know as Kirinyanga. They also believe in spirits and the dead, they offer libations to the dead so they can get blessings.

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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:Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri, and Kirinyaga counties; Nakuru county: Lake Naivasha area; Meru county; Nairobi.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kikuyu
People Name General: Kikuyu
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ROP3 Code: 104997
Joshua Project People ID: 12681
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 10,680,000
Population all Countries: 10,819,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba
People Name General: Kikuyu
Ethnic Code: NAB57e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gikuyu (10,680,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kik    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Independent
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity98.00 %(Evangelical: 72.01 %)
Ethnic Religions0.50 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.50 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican20.00 %
Independent35.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1903-1964
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1951-2013
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)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gikuyu
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
Text / Printed MatterBible: Gikuyu Common Language with DC
Text / Printed MatterBible: The Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ Langu ...
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Kikuyu in Kenya

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    Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba     Africa, East and Southern    
      Kikuyu Kenya    
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