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Ilwana in Kenya

Ilwana

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
21,000 Kiwilwana Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % No No   

Ilwana in Kenya

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Introduction / History
The name Malakote (meaning slave) was given to this people group by the Somalis. The Somalis introduced them to Islam and made them slaves. The people today prefer to be called Ilwana (meaning free men) closely related to the Kiswahili word muunguana translated by Krapf and Cust (1882) to be "a free man". A Christian community among the Ilwana has provided refuge to Muslim Background Believers and other Christians when fighting breaks out and persecution is intense.

Where are they located?
They live along the Tana River

What are their lives like?
Their livilihood is based on farming, fishing and bee-keeping.

What are their beliefs?
They practice Islam mixed with animism and witchcraft. Evangelism efforts have met opposition.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-01-31
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Country: Kenya
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:40 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Garissa and Tana River counties: Tana River north of Pokomo, between Bura and Garissa.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ilwana
People Name General: Ilwana
Alternate People Names:
MalakoteWaliwana
ROP3 Code: 106128
Joshua Project People ID: 13432
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 21,000
Population all Countries: 21,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, East-Coastal
People Name General: Ilwana
Ethnic Code: NAB57j
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Language
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Primary Language: Kiwilwana (21,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mlk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: 0.02 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.98 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
 
(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
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: Yes
New Testament:
2018
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
 
 
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Ilwana in Kenya

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