Luhya, Kabras in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Luhya, Kabras only in Kenya
Population
300,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kabras, or Kabarasi, are a tribe of Kenya. They are a Bantu-related group. They raise and keep livestock as well as farming maize, sugar cane and other crops.

"Before the colonial era, the Kabaras were under the rulership of Nabongo Mumia, the king of the Wanga. They were represented by an elder in his Council of Elders. The last known elder in the kings council was Soita Libukana Samaramarami. The kabaras are said to have originally been Banyala." (1)


Where Are they Located?

They are located in Malava, in the Kabras Division of Kakamega District in Kenya. They are located between the Kakamega and Webuye townships.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their lives depend on farming crops and keeping livestock. They are quick to integrate others' values and beliefs. Their language is Lukabaras.

Boys are circumcised. They exchange a pride-price in order for a girl to marry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

A good number still practices traditional beliefs and practices in African setting, for example in regard to circumcision and marriages. Others practice the Christian faith or Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

They need scriptures, hymnals, and other literature in their mother tongue. Bible translation is needed.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the progress of Bible translation and literacy.
* Pray for increased availability of translation resources.


References

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabras. Retrieved 8/10/2010


Profile Source:   Malava Bible Translation and Literacy  

People Name General Luhya, Kabras
People Name in Country Luhya, Kabras
Population in Kenya 300,000
World Population 300,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
Alternate Names
People ID 19916
ROP3 Code 115443
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 Kakamega, Nandi, and Uasin Gishu counties.   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 Kakamega, Nandi, and Uasin Gishu counties..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Lukabaras (300,000 speakers)
Language Code lkb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lukabaras
Primary Language Lukabaras (300,000 speakers)
Language Code lkb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lukabaras

Primary Language:  Lukabaras

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 43.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
65.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Profile Source Malava Bible Translation and Literacy  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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