Country: Kenya

Number of People Groups

110

People Groups Unreached

33 (30.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

53,811,000

Population in Unreached

5,280,000 (9.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

79.98%

% Evangelical

49.73%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.4%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Ajuran, Borana-speaking 187,000 187,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % 4
 Ajuran, Somali-speaking 187,000 187,000 Somali Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 4
 Americans, U.S. 13,000 195,885,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 29.00 % -
 Arab, Hadrami 13,000 2,165,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Kenyan 16,000 742,000 Swahili Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Omani 27,000 2,782,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Yemeni 36,000 8,614,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aweer 21,000 21,000 Aweer Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Baganda 99,000 8,521,000 Ganda Christianity 70.00 % 22.00 % -
 Bajuni 94,000 132,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 2
 British 44,000 53,765,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 % -
 Burji 38,000 164,000 Burji Islam 10.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chagga 21,000 1,289,000 Mochi Christianity 75.00 % 35.00 % -
 Chinese, general 35,000 15,816,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
Chuka 231,000 231,000 Gichuka Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 23.00 % -
 Daasanach 19,000 108,000 Daasanach Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
Dabida Taita 354,000 384,000 Dawida Christianity 80.00 % 38.00 % -
 Dahalo 3,100 3,100 Dahalo Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 6.60 % -
 Deaf 405,000 49,091,000 Kenyan Sign Language Christianity 82.61 % -
 El Molo 1,100 1,100 Samburu Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Embu 436,000 436,000 Kiembu Christianity 95.00 % 48.00 % -
 French 2,100 50,328,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Goanese, Kenyan 9,900 802,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
 Gujarati Creole 2,100 94,000 Cutchi-Swahili Islam 2.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Gujarati, Kenyan 213,000 3,412,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.10 % 0.02 % 4
 Gusii 3,468,000 3,469,000 Ekegusii Christianity 95.00 % 59.82 % -
 Hindi 6,700 2,711,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hutu, Rundi 14,000 12,508,000 Rundi Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 % -
 Hutu, Rwandese 8,500 12,971,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 86.00 % 25.00 % -
 Ik 1,500 14,000 Ik Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 Ilchamus 43,000 43,000 Samburu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.50 % 1
 Ilwana 22,000 22,000 Kiwilwana Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 1
 Iteso 469,000 3,566,000 Ateso Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Kachchi 80,000 169,000 Kacchi Hinduism 0.30 % 0.10 % 2
Kalenjin, Keiyo 258,000 258,000 Keiyo Christianity 75.00 % 29.00 % -
 Kalenjin, Kipsigis 2,453,000 2,453,000 Kipsigis Christianity 97.00 % 60.93 % -
 Kalenjin, Marakwet 133,000 133,000 Markweeta Ethnic Religions 46.00 % 45.00 % -
 Kalenjin, Nandi 1,205,000 1,205,000 Nandi Christianity 98.00 % 53.18 % -
 Kalenjin, Okiek 54,000 54,000 Okiek Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.40 % -
 Kalenjin, Pokot 135,000 1,155,000 Pokoot Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 20.00 % -
 Kalenjin, Sabaot 304,000 304,000 Sabaot Christianity 90.00 % 40.00 % -
Kalenjin, Terik 118,000 118,000 Terik Christianity 80.00 % 39.00 % -
Kalenjin, Tugen 203,000 203,000 Tugen Christianity 90.00 % 41.00 % -
 Kamba 6,757,000 6,780,000 Kamba Christianity 98.00 % 65.36 % -
 Kikuyu 10,416,000 10,561,000 Gikuyu Christianity 98.00 % 72.01 % -
 Konso 1,300 452,000 Konso Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kuria 323,000 1,120,000 Kuria Christianity 52.00 % 36.00 % -
 Luhya, Bukusu 2,314,000 2,363,000 Bukusu Christianity 98.00 % 60.93 % -
Luhya, Idakho 56,000 56,000 Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 % -
 Luhya, Isukha 105,000 105,000 Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi Christianity 85.00 % 41.00 % -
 Luhya, Kabras 141,000 141,000 Lukabaras Christianity 90.00 % 43.00 % -
Luhya, Khayo 71,000 71,000 Olukhayo Christianity 90.00 % 48.00 % -
Luhya, Kisa 36,000 36,000 Olushisa Christianity 90.00 % 43.00 % -
Luhya, Marachi 67,000 67,000 Olumarachi Christianity 90.00 % 46.00 % -
Luhya, Maragoli 344,000 344,000 Lulogooli Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 % -
Luhya, Marama 44,000 44,000 Olumarama Christianity 90.00 % 49.00 % -
Luhya, Nyala 233,000 233,000 Nyala Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 % -
Luhya, Nyore 159,000 159,000 Olunyole Christianity 93.00 % 46.00 % -
 Luhya, Saamia 87,000 773,000 Saamya-Gwe Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 % -
Luhya, Tachoni 88,000 88,000 Lutachoni Christianity 85.00 % 47.00 % -
Luhya, Tiriki 96,000 96,000 Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi Christianity 85.00 % 40.00 % -
Luhya, Tsoto 75,000 75,000 Olutsotso Christianity 90.00 % 49.00 % -
Luhya, Wanga 97,000 97,000 Oluwanga Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 % -
 Luo 6,513,000 6,769,000 Dholuo Christianity 98.00 % 62.04 % -
 Maasai 1,529,000 1,959,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 26.59 % -
 Madhiban 2,600 11,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Makonde 3,900 2,555,000 Makonde Islam 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Marathi 500 111,000 Marathi Hinduism 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Masaba, Gisu 65,000 2,238,000 Masaaba Christianity 85.00 % 38.00 % -
 Mbeere 200,000 200,000 Kiembu Ethnic Religions 34.00 % 14.00 % -
 Meru 2,543,000 2,543,000 Kimiiru Christianity 97.00 % 59.82 % -
 Mijikenda, Chonyi 318,000 318,000 Chichonyi-Chidzihana-Chikauma Christianity 50.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mijikenda, Digo 451,000 719,000 Chidigo Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 9
 Mijikenda, Duruma 570,000 570,000 Chiduruma Christianity 65.00 % 24.00 % -
 Mijikenda, Giriama 1,285,000 1,285,000 Kigiryama Christianity 90.00 % 48.00 % -
Mijikenda, Jibana 4,900 4,900 Kigiryama Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 14.00 % -
Mijikenda, Kambe 32,000 32,000 Kigiryama Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 14.00 % -
Mijikenda, Kauma 9,800 9,800 Kigiryama Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mijikenda, Rabai 129,000 129,000 Kigiryama Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 13.00 % -
Mijikenda, Ribe 11,000 11,000 Kigiryama Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 12.00 % -
Mukogodo, Yaaku 4,500 4,500 Yaaku Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.70 % -
 Munyoyaya 15,000 15,000 Orma Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mwimbi-Muthambi 231,000 231,000 Mwimbi-Muthambi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 22.00 % -
Ndigiri 3,100 3,100 Gikuyu Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nubi 22,000 60,000 Nubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Omotik, Ndorobo 200 200 Omotik Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Orma 93,000 93,000 Orma Islam 0.04 % 0.04 % 2
 Oromo, Borana 284,000 1,780,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Oromo, Gabra 145,000 200,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 % -
 Oromo, Garre 773,000 899,000 Garre Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 15
 Oromo, Sakuye 28,000 28,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
 Pokomo 115,000 115,000 Kipfokomo Islam 25.00 % 18.00 % -
 Punjabi 67,000 2,136,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Rendille 99,000 99,000 Rendille Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.20 % -
 Sagalla Taita 354,000 354,000 Sagalla Ethnic Religions 37.00 % 24.00 % -
 Samburu 342,000 342,000 Samburu Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 12.00 % -
 Segeju 600 23,000 Segeju Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Seychellese Creole 2,100 104,000 Seychelles Creole French Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 % -
 Sindhi 3,300 179,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Somali 2,496,000 25,554,000 Somali Islam 0.11 % 0.09 % 50
 Somali Bantu 111,000 1,022,000 Maay Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 2
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 1,600 1,874,000 Bengali Islam 2.00 % 0.10 % 1
Suba 162,000 162,000 Suba Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 % -
 Swahili, Coastal 13,000 1,157,000 Swahili Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Taveta 27,000 35,000 Taveta Christianity 72.00 % 37.00 % -
 Tharaka 226,000 226,000 Kitharaka Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 22.00 % -
 Toposa 3,100 349,000 Toposa Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Turkana 1,310,000 1,367,000 Turkana Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 22.16 % -
 Waata 21,000 21,000 Waata Islam 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Wardei 197,000 197,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
  Totals:  110 53,811,000         33 79.98 % 49.73 % 120 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 216,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 54,027,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Baringo 747,000
Bomet 981,000
Bungoma 1,872,000
Busia 1,001,000
Elgeyo-Marakwet 41,000
Embu 682,000
Garissa 942,000
Homa Bay 1,268,000
Isiolo 300,000
Kajiado 1,252,000
Kakamega 2,093,000
Kericho 1,010,000
Kiambu 2,709,000
Kilifi 1,629,000
Kirinyaga 683,000
Kisii 1,419,000
Kisumu 1,295,000
Kitui 1,273,000
Kwale 971,000
Laikipia 581,000
Lamu 161,000
Machakos 1,593,000
Makueni 1,107,000
Mandera 971,000
Marsabit 515,000
Meru 1,732,000
Migori 1,250,000
Mombasa 1,353,000
Murang'a 1,184,000
Nairobi 4,926,000
Nakuru 2,422,000
Nandi 993,000
Narok 1,297,000
Nyamira 679,000
Nyandarua 715,000
Nyeri 850,000
Samburu 347,000
Siaya 1,112,000
Taita Taveta 382,000
Tana River 354,000
Tharaka-Nithi 440,000
Trans Nzoia 1,109,000
Turkana 1,038,000
Uasin Gishu 1,303,000
Vihiga 661,000
Wajir 875,000
West Pokot 575,000
Provinces:  47 52,693,000
UN Country Population 54,027,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Hadrami Spoken ayh 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Ateso teo 1 0 Complete Bible
Aweer bob 1 1 Bible Portions
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bukusu bxk 1 0 Complete Bible
Burji bji 1 0 New Testament
Chichonyi-Chidzihana-Chikauma coh 1 0 Bible Portions
Chidigo dig 1 1 Complete Bible
Chiduruma dug 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Cutchi-Swahili ccl 1 1 Translation Started
Daasanach dsh 1 1 New Testament
Dahalo dal 1 0 Unspecified
Dawida dav 1 0 Complete Bible
Dholuo luo 1 0 Complete Bible
Ekegusii guz 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Ganda lug 1 0 Complete Bible
Garre gex 1 1 Unspecified
Gichuka cuh 1 0 Bible Portions
Gikuyu kik 2 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Ik ikx 1 0 Bible Portions
Kacchi kfr 1 1 New Testament
Kamba kam 1 0 Complete Bible
Keiyo eyo 1 0 Translation Needed
Kenyan Sign Language xki 1 0 Bible Portions
Kiembu ebu 2 0 Complete Bible
Kigiryama nyf 6 0 Complete Bible
Kimiiru mer 1 0 Complete Bible
Kinyarwanda kin 1 0 Complete Bible
Kipfokomo pkb 1 0 New Testament
Kipsigis sgc 1 0 New Testament
Kitharaka thk 1 0 Complete Bible
Kiwilwana mlk 1 1 Translation Started
Konkani, Goan gom 1 0 Complete Bible
Konso kxc 1 0 New Testament
Kuria kuj 1 0 Complete Bible
Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi ida 3 0 Complete Bible
Lukabaras lkb 1 0 Translation Started
Lulogooli rag 1 0 Complete Bible
Lutachoni lts 1 0 Bible Portions
Maasai mas 1 0 Complete Bible
Maay ymm 1 1 Bible Portions
Makonde kde 1 0 New Testament
Marathi mar 1 1 Complete Bible
Markweeta enb 1 0 New Testament
Masaaba myx 1 0 Complete Bible
Mochi old 1 0 Complete Bible
Mwimbi-Muthambi mws 1 0 Bible Portions
Nandi niq 1 0 Complete Bible
Nubi kcn 1 1 Translation Needed
Nyala nle 1 0 Bible Portions
Okiek oki 1 0 Bible Portions
Olukhayo lko 1 0 Translation Started
Olumarachi lri 1 0 Translation Started
Olumarama lrm 1 0 Translation Started
Olunyole nyd 1 0 Complete Bible
Olushisa lks 1 0 Translation Started
Olutsotso lto 1 0 Complete Bible
Oluwanga lwg 1 0 Complete Bible
Omotik omt 1 0 Unspecified
Orma orc 2 2 New Testament
Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji gax 4 2 Complete Bible
Pokoot pko 1 0 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rendille rel 1 0 New Testament
Rundi run 1 0 Complete Bible
Saamya-Gwe lsm 1 0 Complete Bible
Sabaot spy 1 0 Complete Bible
Sagalla tga 1 0 New Testament
Samburu saq 3 1 New Testament
Segeju seg 1 1 Unspecified
Seychelles Creole French crs 1 0 Complete Bible
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Somali som 4 4 Complete Bible
Suba sxb 1 0 New Testament
Swahili swh 3 3 Complete Bible
Taveta tvs 1 0 New Testament
Terik tec 1 0 Translation Started
Toposa toq 1 1 Bible Portions
Tugen tuy 1 0 Bible Portions
Turkana tuv 1 0 Complete Bible
Waata ssn 1 0 Bible Portions
Yaaku muu 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 89 110 33   23 49 65 72 19
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Kenya Statistics
People Groups 110
Unreached People Groups 33  (30.0%)
Population 53,811,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.6%
Population in Unreached 5,280,000  (9.8%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 80.0%
Percent Evangelical 49.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 120
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 27%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code KE
Official Language(s) EnglishSwahili
Literacy Rate 82%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,686,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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