Kikuyu, Gikuyu in Kenya

Population

9,316,000

Christian

98.0%

Evangelical

55.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.




Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Kikuyu
People Name in Country Kikuyu, Gikuyu
Population in Kenya 9,316,000
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gikuyu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba
People Name General Kikuyu
Ethnic Code NAB57e
Country Kenya
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country West central, Central Province, Kiambu, Murang'a, Nyeri, and Kirinyaga districts

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gikuyu (9,316,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gikuyu 9,316,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1903-1964)
New Testament Yes   (1926-1994)
Complete Bible Yes   (1951-1965)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gikuyu
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
98%    ( Evangelical  55% )
Ethnic Religions
0.50%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.50%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
1.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
20.00%
Independent
35.00%
Protestant
30.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
15.00%
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