Kalenjin, Nandi in Kenya

Kalenjin, Nandi
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People Name: Kalenjin, Nandi
Country: Kenya
10/40 Window: No
Population: 1,229,000
World Population: 1,229,000
Primary Language: Nandi
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 98.00 %
Evangelicals: 4.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Nilotic
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
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Introduction / History

Nandi is a warrior community that are known to have resisted the British rule in Kenya. Some of the finest long distance runners in the world come from Nandi communities. A few world record holders are: Wilson Kipketer, Henry Rono, Bernard Lagat, Pamela Jelimo, Robert Cheruiyot, Martin Lel, Felix Limo, Ibrahim Hussein, Moses Tanui, Kipchoge Keino, Janet Jepkosgei, Noah Ngeny and Eliud Kipchoge. The Nandi are a sub-tribe of the Kalenjin tribe and are known as a running community. They have a close relation with Murle of South Sudan. Most Nandi are Christians.

Text Source:   Adam Kipkemei