Sanye in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Sanye only in Kenya
Population
15,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-01-19
People Name General Sanye
People Name in Country Sanye
Population in Kenya 15,000
World Population 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ariangulu, Watha
People ID 14753
ROP3 Code 108687
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lamu and Garissa counties: east of Tana river; Tana River county: west of Tana river, Garsen area; Kilifi county: Indian Ocean coast and inland from Formosa Bay near Kilima Simba south to Gongoni town; Isiolo county: north of Meru town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lamu and Garissa counties: east of Tana river; Tana River county: west of Tana river, Garsen area; Kilifi county: Indian Ocean coast and inland from Formosa Bay near Kilima Simba south to Gongoni town; Isiolo county: north of Meru town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Waata (15,000 speakers)
Language Code ssn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Waata
Primary Language Waata (15,000 speakers)
Language Code ssn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Waata

Primary Language:  Waata

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
65.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source Jeff Nelson 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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