• PEOPLE NAME: TURKANA OF KENYA

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PEID: 14872

ROP: 110303

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Turkana - (tuv)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Kenya

Also found in: South Sudan

Population: 1,265,000

Global Population: 1,271,700


PEID: 14872

ROP: 110303

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Turkana of Kenya, numbering 1,265,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,271,700 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Turkana. The primary religion practiced by the Turkana is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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