Kamo in Nigeria


Joshua Project has identified the Kamo only in Nigeria

Population

35,200

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

There are five Kamo clans living in Gombe State, Nigeria. There is also a large dispersion overseas. The Kamo believe that their ancestors migrated from Yemen many years ago. They earn their livelihood by working in farming, small business and some civil service. Christian influence has been present in the area since the 1920s.


What are Their Beliefs?

Until Kamo people saw Jesus speaking their language from the “big screen,” many assumed Christianity was a religion for foreigners. Didn’t the ancestor spirits speak Kamo? The confusion had left even many church-goers trapped in fear of the capricious spirits they believed hovered in their midst and could only be pacified through traditional African religious rituals and regular sacrifices.

But something different happened when the “JESUS” film revealed new truth from the God of the Bible, and the people received His Word in the Book of Luke. Believers started hungering to know more. They also wanted to be able to offer this news in their own language to friends and neighbors who need hope and freedom from suffocating fear.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Kamo
People Name in Country Kamo
Population in Nigeria 35,000
World Population 35,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kmhmu, Krong, Nubama, Tenh
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Kamo
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People ID 12476
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state, Billiri, Kaltungo and Akko LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kamo (35,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kamo 35,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kamo

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
55.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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