Ilchamus in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Ilchamus only in Kenya

Population

34,500

Christian

5%

Evangelical

1.5%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


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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Country Kenya
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Southeast and south shore of Lake Baringo, and southwest shore as far north as Kampi ya Samaki.
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People Name General Ilchamus
People Name in Country Ilchamus
ROP3 Code 115961
Joshua Project People ID 11737
Indigenous Yes
Population in Kenya 34,500
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Njemps,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Samburu: Ilchamus 34,535
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nilotic
People Name General Ilchamus
Ethnic Code NAB62k
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
5%    ( Evangelical  1.5% )
Ethnic Religions
95.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
70.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
30.00%
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Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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