Sanye in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Sanye only in Kenya

Population

13,400

Christian

25%

Evangelical

5%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Sanye live in the forests of Kenya along the Tana river, Lamu District. They practice a mixture of Islam and animism, and have a low literacy rate.

Ministry Obstacles

Reliance on printed material to reach the Sanye may not be helpful, given the low literacy rate.


Outreach Ideas

The low literacy rate suggests that oral communication of the Gospel message may be most appropriate. Gospel recordings, films, and Scripture stories could be very effective. The mixture of Islam and animism in their belief system may indicate less dogmatism than might otherwise be true.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few believers among the Sanye, that they may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, and growing in the knowledge of God.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Sanye may soon have improved educational opportunities for their children. Also pray that each individual in the tribe may hear the Gospel message in his mother tongue and presented in an understandable manner.

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Country Kenya
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Coast Province, Lamu District, Tana River lower parts
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People Name General Sanye
People Name in Country Sanye
ROP3 Code 108687
Joshua Project People ID 14753
Indigenous Yes
Population in Kenya 13,400
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Ariangulu, Watha,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Waata 13,000
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Khoisan
People Name General Sanye
Ethnic Code BYG11b
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
25%    ( Evangelical  5% )
Ethnic Religions
10.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
65.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
70.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
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