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Masaba, Gisu in Kenya

Masaba, Gisu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
65,000 Masaaba Christianity 85.00 % 38.00 %   

Masaba, Gisu in Kenya

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Introduction / History
The Bamasaaba are a large Bantu people group who live in eastern Uganda, Mbale and Sironko Districts, adjacent to Mt. Elgon at the Kenyan border. They were the first people to inhabit the western and southwestern slopes of Mt. Elgon. The area is considered the food-basket of Uganda and is also known for producing high-quality Arabica coffee, the main cash crop.

The Bamasaaba are subsistence farmers, growing bananas, sweet and Irish potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes and onions. They also raise cattle and other livestock and trade on a small scale. The main custom that distinguishes them from other tribes is their tradition of male circumcision. They see this rite as their defining feature as a tribe. They also have different naming rituals and worship a different local god than their neighbors although the majority belongs to one of the many Christian churches in the area. The problem they face is the dense population and minimal land; a father's land is inherited by all of his sons, so the land is being divided further and further into very small plots.

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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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People Name in Country: Masaba, Gisu
People Name General: Masaba
Alternate People Names:
GishuGisu
ROP3 Code: 106370
Joshua Project People ID: 13561
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 65,000
Population all Countries: 2,168,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes
People Name General: Masaba
Ethnic Code: NAB57d
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Language
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Primary Language: Masaaba (65,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): myx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Anglican
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity85.00 %(Evangelical: 38.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small5.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican50.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1904-1910
New Testament:
1977-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 2016
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 Masaaba
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Masaba, Gisu in Kenya

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