• PEOPLE NAME: THARAKA OF KENYA

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PEID: 14869

ROP: 110009

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba

Language: Tharaka - (thk)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Kenya

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Population: 205,000

Global Population: 205,000


PEID: 14869

ROP: 110009

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Tharaka of Kenya, numbering 205,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Kenya. Their primary language is Tharaka. The primary religion practiced by the Tharaka is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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