Kikuyu, Gikuyu in Kenya

Population

8,860,000

Christian

98%

Evangelical

55%

Largest Religion

Main Language

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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 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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People Name General Kikuyu
People Name in Country Kikuyu, Gikuyu
ROP3 Code 104997
Joshua Project People ID 12681
Indigenous Yes
Population in Kenya 8,860,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Gikuyu,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gikuyu 8,860,000
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba
People Name General Kikuyu
Ethnic Code NAB57e
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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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