Malakote, Ilwana in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Malakote only in Kenya

Population

18,800

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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.



Profile Source:   Worker in Kenya, Pray for Kenya brochure  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-01-31
People Name General Malakote
People Name in Country Malakote, Ilwana
Population in Kenya 18,800
World Population 19,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ilwana
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, East-Coastal
People Name General Malakote
Ethnic Code NAB57j
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Location in Country Coast Province, Tana River District, Tana River north of Pokomo, between Bura and Garissa
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kiwilwana (19,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kiwilwana 19,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
None reported  
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-01-31

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
85.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Photo Source: Jeff Nelson  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Worker in Kenya, Pray for Kenya brochure  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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