Ilchamus in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Ilchamus only in Kenya


The Ilchamus are a Maa people living south and southeast of Lake Baringo, Kenya. It's a poor community and lacks most modern facilities. Many are uneducated and illiterate and many can only communicate in their local language. It's a very traditional and culturally bound society, hierarchical, and male-dominated. They live from fishing in small boats made of balsam trees. They are eager to learn new things, seemingly eager to create a better life.

Ministry Obstacles

The literacy rate for these people is not high. The good news of Christ needs to come to them in oral form, as well as in written form.

Outreach Ideas

Please pray that Kenyan Christians of other tribes will be led by God's Spirit to take the Gospel to the Ilchamus tribe.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few Christian believers among the Ilchamus people. Please pray for teachers to help them grow in the admonition and nurture of the Lord.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for rising literacy levels, and for the availability of good schools. Pray that parents will have a heart to help their children become well educated.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-25
People Name General Ilchamus
People Name in Country Ilchamus
Population in Kenya 36,000
World Population 36,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Njemps
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nilotic
People Name General Ilchamus
Ethnic Code NAB62k
People ID 11737
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southeast and south shore of Lake Baringo, and southwest shore as far north as Kampi ya Samaki..   Source: 
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Samburu: Ilchamus (36,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Samburu: Ilchamus 36,000

For Main Lanugage: Samburu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2012)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Samburu
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source: BTL Language Programmes Manager  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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