Luhya, Kabras in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Luhya, Kabras only in Kenya

Population

282,000

Christian

90.0%

Evangelical

43.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Malava Bible Translation and Literacy


Introduction / History

The Kabras, or Kabarasi, are a tribe of Kenya. They are a Bantu-related group. They raise and keep livestock as well as farming maize, sugar cane and other crops.

"Before the colonial era, the Kabaras were under the rulership of Nabongo Mumia, the king of the Wanga. They were represented by an elder in his Council of Elders. The last known elder in the kings council was Soita Libukana Samaramarami. The kabaras are said to have originally been Banyala." (1)


Where are they Located?

They are located in Malava, in the Kabras Division of Kakamega District in Kenya. They are located between the Kakamega and Webuye townships.


What are Their Lives Like?

Their lives depend on farming crops and keeping livestock. They are quick to integrate others' values and beliefs. Their language is Lukabaras.

Boys are circumcised. They exchange a pride-price in order for a girl to marry.


What are Their Beliefs?

A good number still practices traditional beliefs and practices in African setting, for example in regard to circumcision and marriages. Others practice the Christian faith or Islam.


What are Their Needs?

They need scriptures, hymnals, and other literature in their mother tongue. Bible translation is needed.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the progress of Bible translation and literacy.
* Pray for increased availability of translation resources.

References

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabras. Retrieved 8/10/2010



Profile Source: Malava Bible Translation and Literacy

People Name General Luhya, Kabras
People Name in Country Luhya, Kabras
Population in Kenya 282,000
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Lakes
People Name General Luhya, Kabras
Ethnic Code NAB57d
Country Kenya
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Western Province, Lugari and Kakamega districts

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lukabaras 282,000
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lukabaras 282,000
Category Resource
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
90%    ( Evangelical  43% )
Ethnic Religions
10.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
25.00%
Protestant
65.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
10.00%
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