Malakote, Ilwana in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Malakote only in Kenya
Population
19,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The name Malakote (meaning slave) was given to this people group by the Somalis. The Somalis introduced them to Islam and made them slaves. The people today prefer to be called Ilwana (meaning free men) closely related to the Kiswahili word muunguana translated by Krapf and Cust (1882) to be "a free man". A Christian community among the Ilwana has provided refuge to Muslim Background Believers and other Christians when fighting breaks out and persecution is intense.


Where Are they Located?

They live along the Tana River


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their livilihood is based on farming, fishing and bee-keeping.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They practice Islam mixed with animism and witchcraft. Evangelism efforts have met opposition.


Profile Source:   Worker in Kenya, Pray for Kenya brochure  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-01-31
People Name General Malakote
People Name in Country Malakote, Ilwana
Population in Kenya 19,000
World Population 19,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ilwana
People ID 13432
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Coast Province, Tana River District, Tana River north of Pokomo, between Bura and Garissa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Coast Province, Tana River District, Tana River north of Pokomo, between Bura and Garissa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Kiwilwana (19,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mlk   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kiwilwana (19,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mlk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kiwilwana

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
85.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Photo Source: Jeff Nelson  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Worker in Kenya, Pray for Kenya brochure  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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