Kabras Luhya in Kenya

The Kabras Luhya have only been reported in Kenya
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Kabras, or Kabarasi, are a tribe of Kenya. They are a Bantu-related group. They raise and keep livestock as well as farming maize, sugar cane and other crops.

"Before the colonial era, the Kabaras were under the rulership of Nabongo Mumia, the king of the Wanga. They were represented by an elder in his Council of Elders. The last known elder in the kings council was Soita Libukana Samaramarami. The kabaras are said to have originally been Banyala." (1)


Where Are they Located?

They are located in Malava, in the Kabras Division of Kakamega District in Kenya. They are located between the Kakamega and Webuye townships.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their lives depend on farming crops and keeping livestock. They are quick to integrate others' values and beliefs. Their language is Lukabaras.

Boys are circumcised. They exchange a pride-price in order for a girl to marry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

A good number still practices traditional beliefs and practices in African setting, for example in regard to circumcision and marriages. Others practice the Christian faith or Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

They need scriptures, hymnals, and other literature in their mother tongue. Bible translation is needed.


Prayer Points

Pray for the progress of Bible translation and literacy.
Pray for increased availability of translation resources.


Scripture Prayers for the Luhya, Kabras in Kenya.


References

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabras. Retrieved 8/10/2010


Profile Source:   Malava Bible Translation and Literacy  

People Name General Luhya, Kabras
People Name in Country Luhya, Kabras
Natural Name Kabras Luhya
Alternate Names
Population this Country 146,000
Population all Countries 146,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 19916
ROP3 Code 115443
ROP25 Code 303443
ROP25 Name Kabra
Country Kenya
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kakamega, Nandi, and Uasin Gishu counties.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Kenya
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kakamega, Nandi, and Uasin Gishu counties..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 43.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lukabaras (146,000 speakers)
Language Code lkb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lukabaras (146,000 speakers)
Language Code lkb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lukabaras

Primary Language:  Lukabaras

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2021)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lukabaras Jesus Film Project
Photo Source Gascon family 
Profile Source Malava Bible Translation and Literacy 
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