Gujarati Creole in Kenya


Population
1,900
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Asian migration to Kenya began with the construction of the Uganda railway between 1896 and 1901 when some 32,000 laborers were recruited from British India. Once the railway was completed, many of these laborers voluntarily settled in what is now Kenya. These early settlers were predominately from the Indian provinces of Gujarat and the Punjab. Most settled in the new town of Nairobi, which was the capital of the British protectorate. Unlike black Africans, Asians were permitted to reside legally in Nairobi in what was then a burgeoning white settler town. Despite varying degrees of acculturation, most Asians in Kenya and Tanzania have retained their strong Indian ties and traditions, and are a close-knit, endogamous community.


Ministry Obstacles

The Asians in East Africa are largely a closed society, with a self-protective mindset. They remain committed to their Hinduism.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that African Christians living near these Asians will be given an interest and burden to share Christ with them. Pray the Lord will show them how to do that effectively.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for the few Christians among this people group to live as real disciples of Jesus, being obedient to his commands and filled with the Lord's Spirit.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Hindu Asians in Kenya and Tanzania to be given an interest in the creator God. Pray they will be given faith to believe in God's son Jesus, and that many will accept the gift of eternal life offered in his name.


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People Name General Gujarati Creole
People Name in Country Gujarati Creole
Population in Kenya 1,900
World Population 82,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Cutchi Swahili
People ID 12628
ROP3 Code 104846
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Cutchi-Swahili
Language Code ccl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
English
People Groups Speaking Cutchi-Swahili
Primary Language Cutchi-Swahili
Language Code ccl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  English
People Groups Speaking Cutchi-Swahili

Primary Language:  Cutchi-Swahili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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