Wardei in Kenya

Wardei
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People Name: Wardei
Country: Kenya
10/40 Window: No
Population: 65,000
World Population: 65,000
Primary Language: Somali
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 10.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Oromo
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Wardei are Cushite in descedant. They come from Somali and Orma origin. The Somali people took the Orma people as slaves and they eventually lost their language and culture. The Somali people and the Orma people refused them so another tribe called Wardei was born.

Where Are they Located?

They live in Garissa and Tana River County in Kenya.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are Nomadic pastoralists they keep goats, cows and camels. Their houses are huts that can be moved and packed on a camel or donkey. They have recently begun to settle down more in the last few years.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Wardei are predominantly Muslim.

Prayer Points

Pray that they would turn to Jesus and see their need for a Savior!

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