Terik Kalenjin in Kenya

The Kalenjin, Terik have only been reported in Kenya
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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Introduction / History

The Terik people originated in the Mount Elgon region and later moved southerly to where they live today west of the Nandi people to whom they are related. In the old days they used to fight the Nandi raiding them for cattle, territory and would steal their women. Today, though, they are close friends and in many ways they have assimilated with the Nandi people.

The distinction of the Terik has been strengthened nowadays through teaching of the Terik language in schools and radio programs in Terik as well as other measures. They do not have Scripture in their language, however.

The Terik are one of the Kalenjin peoples who also live in Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia. They constitute nearly 15 percent of the Kenyan population. The famous runners from Kenya are disproportionately Kalenjin.

The people speak KiSwahili and English in addition to Terik.


What Are Their Beliefs?

While most Terik identify as Christian, there are also a sizeable number who follow their traditional animist religion.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kalenjin, Terik in Kenya.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Kalenjin, Terik
People Name in Country Kalenjin, Terik
Natural Name Terik Kalenjin
Population this Country 24,000
Population all Countries 24,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Terik
People ID 15445
ROP3 Code 109969
Country Kenya
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 49  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Nandi and Uasin Gishu counties: west of Eldoret.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Kenya
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 49  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Nandi and Uasin Gishu counties: west of Eldoret..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Terik (24,000 speakers)
Language Code tec   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Terik (24,000 speakers)
Language Code tec   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Terik

Primary Language:  Terik

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 39.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
50.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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