Madhiban in Kenya


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Introduction / History

At one time the Midgan people were hunters and gatherers. Some performed circumcisions for other Somali people, which was considered an unclean profession. Though the Somalis are an ethnically cohesive group, they have castes which divide them. The Midgans are among the least prestigious castes among Somali people, both in Somalia and Kenya.


Where Are they Located?

There are only a couple thousand Midgan people, but they live either in Somalia or Kenya. There might be some in Ethiopia as well.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Midgan people are artisans who perform the lowliest of jobs—smiths, barbers, leather-workers, street-sweepers, and janitors. Traditionally, they have been forbidden from owning land and livestock, and even today they cannot participate in local business or politics. Their lines of work are considered very dirty, so they are also considered a unclean people. Rape by other Somali clans is a common occurrence, and it usually goes unpunished. In addition, Midgan children do not go to school because they cannot afford fees and are at risk of mistreatment by other children. They have been given the pejorative name of Madhiban.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Surprisingly, the Midgan people in Somalia adhere to their tribal religion, while those in Kenya have converted to Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

The Midgan people in Kenya need the opportunity to learn new trades and skills so they can get out of their low position.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Midgan people to be given the chance to encounter the Savior who loves and accepts all who come to Him.
Pray for spiritual discernment and the ability to understand that Jesus Christ offers them the chance to become part of His high kingdom.
Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to emerge among the Midgan people both in Kenya and in Somalia.


Scripture Prayers for the Madhiban in Kenya.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19170/SO
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Midgan-People-of-Somalia/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhiban
http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab0690.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Madhiban
People Name in Country Madhiban
Alternate Names Gaboye; Midgan; Muse Dheri
Population this Country 2,600
Population all Countries 11,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 19170
ROP3 Code 106615
ROP25 Code 305444
ROP25 Name Midgan / Madhiban
Country Kenya
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Kenya
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Somali (2,600 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Somali (2,600 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Somali

Primary Language:  Somali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1915-1935)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1972-1976)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1979-2008)
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