Bajun, Swahili of Kenya

The Bajun are a people group who live near the Indian Ocean. They speak Tikku, a form of Swahili. Due to their proximity to the ocean many Bajun men are fishermen, sailors, ocean merchants, and shipbuilders. In a Bajun family, a man will usually be the breadwinner while the wife will stay at home and tend to household duties. Children are usually sent at a very young age to an Islamic school to learn the basic requirements of Islam such as the pillars of faith and correctly reciting the Quran. The lives of Bajun families revolve around mosque communities.

Engagement // What’s Happening Now

Currently, global workers are partnering with Kenya AG to reach the Bajun. In the article, Fatima’s Story is Not Unique, the writer highlights how living among the people group is key to being able to reach them and the impact which Jesus can have among the children. Read the article to know more about work being done near the East and Indian Ocean Basin.

To join the efforts to reach the Bajun visit AGWM Africa.

Sustainability // The Bigger Story

Africa’s Children envisions for every child to experience the love of Christ and chose to follow him. They have multiple initiatives which integrate education, holistic healthcare, training, outreach, and awareness for the children of unreached people groups.

Pray for Bajuni children, that God would reveal himself to them.

Partnership // Move Beyond

Entrepreneurs: Fresh water is a scarce resource for many of the Bajun along the Indian Ocean. People are needed to assist in finding alternatives for freshwater.

Readers, Writers, and Speakers: There is a Bible available for the Bajun but very few Christian resources. How can your education aid in creating resources for the Bajun to be exposed to the Gospel?

Problem Solvers: Compassion ministries are needed to assist in providing holistic healthcare to the Bajun.

Interested in more opportunities? Visit the Wide Open website.

Austin JacobsBajun, Swahili of Kenya