Kikuyu in Kenya

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People Name: Kikuyu
Country: Kenya
10/40 Window: No
Population: 10,683,000
World Population: 10,831,700
Primary Language: Gikuyu
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 98.00 %
Evangelicals: 72.01 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Kikuyu of Kenya are the biggest tribe in the country. They have much of the power of rule and leadership. They are small scale farmers and keep livestock. Their main cash crop is maize.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The kikuyu God is Mwenenyanga, who placed the Kikuyu and Mumbi under a mugumo tree. They gave birth to nine daughters who later found men to marry. These daughters were Wairimu, Wanjiku, Waithara, Wangui, Wambui, Wanjiru, Njeri/Wasera to metion a few. Their God Mwenenyanga, living on Mount Kenya, is also know as Kirinyanga. They also believe in spirits and the dead, they offer libations to the dead so they can get blessings.

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