• PEOPLE NAME: LUO OF KENYA

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PEID: 14817

ROP: 115030

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Luo (Kenya and Tanzania) - (luo)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Neo-Pentecostalism

Country: Kenya

Also found in: Tanzania; United States

Population: 5,210,000

Global Population: 5,475,300


PEID: 14817

ROP: 115030

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical


Overview: The Luo of Kenya, numbering 5,210,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 5,475,300 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Luo (Kenya and Tanzania). The primary religion practiced by the Luo is Neo-Pentecostalism, a movement characterized by manifestations in non-Pentecostal churches of what have been traditionally categorized as Pentecostal experiences, frequently combined with prosperity gospel theology.


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