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Luhya, Kabras in Kenya

Luhya, Kabras

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
330,000 Lukabaras Christianity 90.00 % 43.00 % No No   

Luhya, Kabras in Kenya

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Introduction / History
The Kabras, or Kabarasi, are a tribe of Kenya. They are a Bantu-related group. They raise and keep livestock as well as farming maize, sugar cane and other crops.

"Before the colonial era, the Kabaras were under the rulership of Nabongo Mumia, the king of the Wanga. They were represented by an elder in his Council of Elders. The last known elder in the kings council was Soita Libukana Samaramarami. The kabaras are said to have originally been Banyala." (1)

Where are they located?
They are located in Malava, in the Kabras Division of Kakamega District in Kenya. They are located between the Kakamega and Webuye townships.

What are their lives like?
Their lives depend on farming crops and keeping livestock. They are quick to integrate others' values and beliefs. Their language is Lukabaras.

Boys are circumcised. They exchange a pride-price in order for a girl to marry.

What are their beliefs?
A good number still practices traditional beliefs and practices in African setting, for example in regard to circumcision and marriages. Others practice the Christian faith or Islam.

What are their needs?
They need scriptures, hymnals, and other literature in their mother tongue. Bible translation is needed.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the progress of Bible translation and literacy.
* Pray for increased availability of translation resources.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

(1) Retrieved 8/10/2010

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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:Kakamega, Nandi, and Uasin Gishu counties.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Luhya, Kabras
People Name General: Luhya, Kabras
ROP3 Code: 115443
Joshua Project People ID: 19916
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 330,000
Population all Countries: 330,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes
People Name General: Luhya, Kabras
Ethnic Code: NAB57d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Lukabaras (330,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lkb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 43.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant65.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Luhya, Kabras in Kenya

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People Cluster
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      Luhya, Kabras Kenya    
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