Kami in Nepal


Population
1,241,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kamis are Nepalis resident in West Bengal, India. They are a rural people known for metal working. They are divided into two groups: black smiths and gold, silver, and copper smiths. They supplement smithing with agricultural work. Taken together, the Kamis total over 50,000, about a third of whom are literate in Nepali. Many are bilingual, also speaking Hindi. The Kamis are also found in southern Sikkim, mostly in rural areas. In those areas, they engage in agriculture. Others serve as curers, who favor traditional medicines over the use of modern medicine.

As a rule, Kamis are Hindus. They worship different Hindu deities, and they go on pilgrimage to Hindu sacred sites in Darjeeling, a region of West Bengal. Some have converted to Buddhism, and other religions, as well as Christianity, probably to be free of discrimination.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Christian Kamis to be more forthright in sharing their faith.
* Pray for more openness to modern medicine and that such openness will lead to increased contacts with Christian physicians and health care providers.
* Pray for increased literacy and access to Scripture in their languages; and for The Jesus Film to be shown in their communities.
* Pray for churches to adopt the Kamis.
* Pray that they forsake idolatry, and for Satan's grip on them to fail.


People Name General Kami
People Name in Country Kami
Population in Nepal 1,241,000
World Population 1,374,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Biswakarma, Lohar, Sunar, Viswakarma
People ID 17069
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file: 14
Bheri (196,000) Rapti (154,000) Seti (141,000) Lumbini (136,000)
Gandaki (116,000) Dhawalagiri (74,000) Bagmati (69,000) Mahakali (68,000)
Kosi (63,000) Sagarmatha (47,000) Narayani (46,000) Karnali (45,000)
Mechi (45,000) Janakpur (43,000)
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file: 14
Bheri (196,000) Rapti (154,000)
Seti (141,000) Lumbini (136,000)
Gandaki (116,000) Dhawalagiri (74,000)
Bagmati (69,000) Mahakali (68,000)
Kosi (63,000) Sagarmatha (47,000)
Narayani (46,000) Karnali (45,000)
Mechi (45,000) Janakpur (43,000)
Primary Language: Nepali (1,147,000 speakers)
Language Code: npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 16
Secondary Languages:
Dotyali (90,000) Bantawa (5,000) Maithili (4,300) Bhojpuri (3,200)
Humla (2,200) Chamling (1,600) Musasa (1,500) Kham, Sheshi (900)
Awadhi (600) Kham, Gamale (600) Palpa (400) Kham, Western Parbate (200)
Kansa (200) Seke (50) Bine
Primary Language: Nepali (1,147,000 speakers)
Language Code: npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 16
Secondary Languages:
Dotyali (90,000) Bantawa (5,000)
Maithili (4,300) Bhojpuri (3,200)
Humla (2,200) Chamling (1,600)
Musasa (1,500) Kham, Sheshi (900)
Awadhi (600) Kham, Gamale (600)
Palpa (400) Kham, Western Parbate (200)
Kansa (200) Seke (50)
Bine (10)
For Primary Language: Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1914-2004)
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Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Nepali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
2.76 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown
1.13 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.01 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.10 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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