Garre Oromo in Kenya


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Introduction

The Garre are one of the Somali tribes. They were converted to Islam in the 1400s. Today, the Garreh are virtually all Muslims, and they are very orthodox in their religious practices. The members of a Garre clan are very loyal to each other, be they in Somalia or further south in Kenya. The smallest unit of their society is the family.


Ministry Obstacles

Fear that Christianity undermines their identity, communities and traditions is one way Satan uses to hinder Garre communities from accepting Christ’s blessings.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for Kenyan believers to build bridges of friendship and trust with Garre family leaders.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that Garre people who know Christ will become wise in sowing the Word of God among their families and friends.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Garre communities in Kenya.
* Pray for the Garre Somali people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Garre family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Oromo, Garre in Kenya.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-10-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-06-12
People Name General Oromo, Garre
People Name in Country Oromo, Garre
Pronunciation oh-ROH-moh, gary
Natural Name Garre Oromo
Natural Pronunciation gary oh-ROH-moh
World Population 1,020,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 18
Alternate Names
People ID 19613
ROP3 Code 115104
Country Kenya
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 44  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Marsabit, Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo, and Laikipia counties. Extensive area from Lake Rudolph east to Ethiopia-Somalia border, and south towards Nairobi.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Kenya
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 44  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Marsabit, Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo, and Laikipia counties. Extensive area from Lake Rudolph east to Ethiopia-Somalia border, and south towards Nairobi..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

Oromo, Garre in Kenya Map Symbols     PDF Version
Ethnologue Language Map
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Primary Language Garre
Language Code gex   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Somali Maay
Primary Language Garre
Language Code gex   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Somali
  Maay
People Groups Speaking Garre

Primary Language:  Garre

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.98 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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