• PEOPLE NAME: MERU OF KENYA

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PEID: 14827

ROP: 115347

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba

Language: Meru - (mer)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Neo-Pentecostalism

Country: Kenya

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Population: 2,135,000

Global Population: 2,135,000


PEID: 14827

ROP: 115347

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Meru of Kenya, numbering 2,135,000, are No Longer 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 Meru. The primary religion practiced by the Meru 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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