Kamba in Tanzania





Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

They are located in the Machakos District of Kenya. One particular tribe is located in the village of Muthetheni, within the Machakos District. The village covers many square kilometers, possibly 50 sq. km. or more. There is a small town proper of Muthetheni of approximately 20 - 30 small structures. Muthetheni is in a semi-arid region that has experienced excessive deforestation.

What Are Their Lives Like?

All the local residents encountered were subsistent farmers with many of the men attempting to find work away from home. In most cases women and children share the work of survival at home. There are two brief rainy seasons per year. There was an extended drought in 2008 and 2009. This resulted in the deaths we were told of amongst the Catholic community. A typical day includes a trek of up to three or four km. to dig for water in a stream bed, morning and evening. School beyond elementary is not possible because of cost. Malaria and HIV are the most common health issues.

What Are Their Beliefs?

There are a substantial number of Catholics there. A local clinic attempted modest medical service and is attempting to evangelize through the schools and to reach people by training pastors and planting churches. There are also Mormon and Jehovah Witness. Many seem to be unreached with the gospel.

What Are Their Needs?

Physical needs are ever present. Many are unreached with the gospel. There is a need to follow God-ordained values and choices. There is a need for hope that transcends the great difficulties faced in daily living.

Prayer Points

* Pray that their hearts will be prepared for the message of salvation in Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the spiritual and physical preparation of missions teams sent to them.
* Pray for pastors, churches and future church plants equipped to disciple those who are born again.

Profile Source:   Kentwood Heights Baptist Church  

People Name General Kamba
People Name in Country Kamba
Population in Tanzania 113,000
World Population 4,589,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Akamba, Camba, Keramba, Kikamba
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba
People Name General Kamba
Ethnic Code NAB57e
People ID 12466
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kamba (113,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kamba 113,000
For Primary Language: Kamba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1999)
New Testament Yes   (1920-2005)
Complete Bible Yes   (1956)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Jesus Film: view in Kamba Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Kentwood Heights Baptist Church  
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