Munyoyaya in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Munyoyaya only in Kenya
Population
1,900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Munyoyaya are a small, closely-knit people group, living in the Tana River district, North of the Coast Province. Although they believe that they are known to all peoples, they remain unknown to many Kenyans.

They claim to have come from Ethiopia, migrating southwards to settle in their present home.

They are a Cushitic people, speaking the same language as the Ormas. Unlike most Cushitic people though, they practice subsistence farming on the flood plains of the Tana River, growing primarily corn and bananas. They occasionally fish too, and keep a few livestock.

These people hold very strong traditional beliefs and customs, yet also claim to be Muslims. Their employment to Arabs along with their interaction with their Somali neighbors brought the change from wholly traditional beliefs to the adoption of Islam. The fact that many do not understand Islam makes them turn to their previous practices to find solutions to life problems.

The inaccessibility of this people group could be a reason why they had no Christian contact. Some ministry among them began in 1991 (Sheepfold Ministries), but to date, there are no adherents.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Munyoyaya
People Name in Country Munyoyaya
Population in Kenya 1,900
World Population 1,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 20202
ROP3 Code 106915
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 Kilifi, Lamu, and Tana River counties.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 Kilifi, Lamu, and Tana River counties..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Orma (1,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: orc   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Munyo
Dialect Code: 15325   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Orma (1,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: orc   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Munyo
Dialect Code: 15325   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Orma

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2000)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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