• PEOPLE NAME: MAASAI OF KENYA

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By Gary Glahn

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PEID: 14819

ROP: 105956

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Masai - (mas)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Kenya

Also found in: Tanzania

Population: 1,100,000

Global Population: 1,893,000


PEID: 14819

ROP: 105956

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Maasai of Kenya, numbering 1,100,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,893,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Masai. The primary religion practiced by the Maasai is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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