Kalenjin, Nandi in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Kalenjin, Nandi only in Kenya





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Nandi is a worrior community that are know to have resisted the Bristist rule in Kenya. Some of the finestest long distance runners in the world come from Nandi communities. Just to mention a few World record holders Wilson Kipketer, Henry Rono, Bernard Lagat, Pamela Jelimo, Robert Cheruiyot, Martin Lel, Felix Limo, Ibrahim Hussein, Moses Tanui, Kipchoge Keino, Janet Jepkosgei, Noah Ngeny, Eliud Kipchoge. The Nandi are a sub tribe of the Kalenjin tribe and are known as a running community. They have close relation with Murle of the South Sudan. Most Nandi are Christians.

Profile Source:   Adam Kipkemei  

People Name General Kalenjin, Nandi
People Name in Country Kalenjin, Nandi
Population in Kenya 1,090,000
World Population 1,090,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nilotic
People Name General Kalenjin, Nandi
Ethnic Code NAB62g
People ID 13943
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Rift Valley Province, Uasin Gishu District, Nandi District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nandi (1,090,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nandi 1,090,000
For Primary Language: Nandi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 45.00 %)
98.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
45.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Photo Source: Adam Kipkemei  
Profile Source: Adam Kipkemei  
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