Country: Kenya

Number of People Groups

109

People Groups Unreached

32 (29.4%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

54,937,000

Population in Unreached

5,381,000 (9.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

80.01%

% Evangelical

45.43%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.4%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 1,600 1,884,000 Bengali Islam 2.00 % 0.10 % 1
Suba 166,000 166,000 Suba Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 % -
 Swahili, Coastal 14,000 1,183,000 Swahili Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Taveta 28,000 36,000 Taveta Christianity 72.00 % 37.00 % -
 Tharaka 231,000 231,000 Kitharaka Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 22.00 % -
 Toposa 3,100 357,000 Toposa Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Turkana 1,336,000 1,395,000 Turkana Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 22.16 % -
 Waata 21,000 21,000 Waata Islam 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Wardei 200,000 200,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
  Totals:  109 54,937,000         32 80.01 % 45.43 % 121 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 164,000                
  UN Country Population (2023) 55,101,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Baringo 778,000
Bomet 1,022,000
Bungoma 1,949,000
Busia 1,043,000
Elgeyo-Marakwet 43,000
Embu 710,000
Garissa 981,000
Homa Bay 1,321,000
Isiolo 313,000
Kajiado 1,304,000
Kakamega 2,179,000
Kericho 1,052,000
Kiambu 2,821,000
Kilifi 1,696,000
Kirinyaga 712,000
Kisii 1,478,000
Kisumu 1,349,000
Kitui 1,325,000
Kwale 1,011,000
Laikipia 605,000
Lamu 168,000
Machakos 1,659,000
Makueni 1,153,000
Mandera 1,011,000
Marsabit 537,000
Meru 1,804,000
Migori 1,302,000
Mombasa 1,409,000
Murang'a 1,233,000
Nairobi 5,130,000
Nakuru 2,522,000
Nandi 1,034,000
Narok 1,351,000
Nyamira 707,000
Nyandarua 744,000
Nyeri 885,000
Samburu 362,000
Siaya 1,158,000
Taita Taveta 398,000
Tana River 369,000
Tharaka-Nithi 458,000
Trans Nzoia 1,155,000
Turkana 1,081,000
Uasin Gishu 1,357,000
Vihiga 688,000
Wajir 911,000
West Pokot 598,000
Provinces:  47 54,876,000
UN Country Population 55,101,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Hadrami ayh 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani acx 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Ateso teo 1 0 Complete Bible
Aweer bob 1 1 Bible Portions
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bukusu bxk 1 0 Complete Bible
Burji bji 1 0 New Testament
Chichonyi-Chidzihana-Chikauma coh 1 0 New Testament
Chidigo dig 1 1 Complete Bible
Chiduruma dug 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Cutchi-Swahili ccl 1 1 Translation Started
Daasanach dsh 1 1 New Testament
Dahalo dal 1 0 Translation Started
Dawida dav 1 0 Complete Bible
Dholuo luo 1 0 Complete Bible
Ekegusii guz 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Ganda lug 1 0 Complete Bible
Garre gex 1 1 Unspecified
Gichuka cuh 1 0 Bible Portions
Gikuyu kik 2 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Ik ikx 1 0 Bible Portions
Kacchi kfr 1 1 New Testament
Kamba kam 1 0 Complete Bible
Keiyo eyo 1 0 Translation Started
Kenyan Sign Language xki 1 0 Bible Portions
Kiembu ebu 2 0 Complete Bible
Kigiryama nyf 6 0 Complete Bible
Kimiiru mer 1 0 Complete Bible
Kinyarwanda kin 1 0 Complete Bible
Kipfokomu pkb 1 0 Complete Bible
Kipsigis sgc 1 0 New Testament
Kitharaka thk 1 0 Complete Bible
Kiwilwana mlk 1 1 New Testament
Konkani, Goan gom 1 0 Complete Bible
Konso kxc 1 0 New Testament
Kuria kuj 1 0 Complete Bible
Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi ida 3 0 Complete Bible
Lukabaras lkb 1 0 Bible Portions
Lulogooli rag 1 0 Complete Bible
Lutachoni lts 1 0 Bible Portions
Maasai mas 1 0 Complete Bible
Maay ymm 1 1 Bible Portions
Makonde kde 1 0 New Testament
Markweeta enb 1 0 New Testament
Masaaba myx 1 0 Complete Bible
Mochi old 1 0 Complete Bible
Mwimbi-Muthambi mws 1 0 Bible Portions
Nandi niq 1 0 Complete Bible
Nubi kcn 1 1 Translation Started
Nyala nle 1 0 Bible Portions
Okiek oki 1 0 Bible Portions
Olukhayo lko 1 0 Translation Started
Olumarachi lri 1 0 Translation Started
Olumarama lrm 1 0 Translation Started
Olunyole nyd 1 0 Complete Bible
Olushisa lks 1 0 Translation Started
Olutsotso lto 1 0 Complete Bible
Oluwanga lwg 1 0 Complete Bible
Omotik omt 1 0 Translation Started
Orma orc 2 2 New Testament
Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji gax 4 2 Complete Bible
Pokoot pko 1 0 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rendille rel 1 0 New Testament
Rundi run 1 0 Complete Bible
Saamya-Gwe lsm 1 0 Complete Bible
Sabaot spy 1 0 Complete Bible
Sagalla tga 1 0 New Testament
Samburu saq 3 1 New Testament
Segeju seg 1 1 Translation Started
Seychelles French Creole crs 1 0 Complete Bible
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Somali som 4 4 Complete Bible
Suba sxb 1 0 New Testament
Swahili swh 3 3 Complete Bible
Taveta tvs 1 0 New Testament
Terik tec 1 0 Translation Started
Toposa toq 1 1 Bible Portions
Tugen tuy 1 0 Bible Portions
Turkana tuv 1 0 Complete Bible
Waata ssn 1 0 New Testament
Yaaku muu 1 0 Translation Started
Totals: 88 109 32   50 50 67 71 18
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  • Church planting agencies in Kenya
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  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
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  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Kenya Statistics
People Groups 109
Unreached People Groups 32  (29.4%)
Population 54,937,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.6%
Population in Unreached 5,381,000  (9.8%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 80.0%
Percent Evangelical 45.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 121
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 27%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code KE
Official Language(s) EnglishSwahili
Literacy Rate 82%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,889,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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