• PEOPLE NAME: WAATA-SPEAKING SANYE OF KENYA

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PEID: 14855

ROP: 108687

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Khoisan

Language: Waata - (ssn)

Alternate Name(s): Waata

Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Kenya

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Population: 15,000

Global Population: 15,000


PEID: 14855

ROP: 108687

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Waata-speaking Sanye of Kenya, numbering 15,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Khoisan people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Kenya. Their primary language is Waata. The primary religion practiced by the Waata-speaking Sanye is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.


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