• PEOPLE NAME: COASTAL SWAHILI OF KENYA

Affinity Group: SSAP

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Swahili

Language: Swahili (individual language) - (swh)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Kenya

Also found in: Burundi; Canada; Comoros; Congo (Kinshasa); Mayotte; Mozambique; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; United States; Zambia

Population: 166,000

Global Population: 1,687,550


PEID: 33493

ROP: 109644

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Coastal Swahili of Kenya, numbering 166,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Swahili people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,687,550 in 17 countries. Their primary language is Swahili (individual language). The primary religion practiced by the Coastal Swahili is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.


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