• PEOPLE NAME: POKOT OF KENYA

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PEID: 14844

ROP: 108091

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Pökoot - (pko)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Kenya

Also found in: Uganda

Population: 741,000

Global Population: 865,000


PEID: 14844

ROP: 108091

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Pokot of Kenya, numbering 741,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 865,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Pökoot. The primary religion practiced by the Pokot 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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