Kewama in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Kewama only in Ethiopia

Population

20,700

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Kwama are a mostly rural group of people living in the highlands on both sides of the border between Sudan and Ethiopia. They are predominantly farmers. The majority are Muslim, but there are also followers of the traditional religion and these two may also be integrated in some ways. No missions, foreign or national, are working among this people group, and there is a great need for evangelism. Literacy rates are low, although many have expressed interest for learning to read in their mother tongues, as well as learning other languages for wider communication. It seems that there are two Kwama languages, both still used as first languages for all speakers in their respective groups. A need for Bible translation is likely. Many men have some proficiency in a second language, but the women are more likely not to and materials are needed and desired in their mother tongues.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kewama
People Name in Country Kewama
Population in Ethiopia 20,700
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Afan Mao, Amam, Gogwama, Goma, Gwama, Koma of Asosa, Kwama, Nokanoka, North Koma, T’wa kwama, Takwama
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nilotic
People Name General Kewama
Ethnic Code NAB62z
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country South Benishangul-Gumuz region, along Sudan border, south of Asosa to Gidami; Gambela region near Bonga. 19 villages, including one (Yabus) in Sudan
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kwama (21,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kwama 21,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
7.00 %
Ethnic Religions
93.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
75.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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