• PEOPLE NAME: MALAKOTE OF KENYA

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PEID: 14822

ROP: 106128

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, East-Coastal

Language: Ilwana - (mlk)

Alternate Name(s): Ilwana

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Kenya

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Population: 22,000

Global Population: 22,000


PEID: 14822

ROP: 106128

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Malakote of Kenya, numbering 22,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, East-Coastal people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Kenya. Their primary language is Ilwana. The primary religion practiced by the Malakote is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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