Kami in Tanzania

Joshua Project has identified the Kami only in Tanzania





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kami people live in rural Morogoro District on rolling hills and mountain slopes mixed with the neighboring Luguru or Rugulu people. This highly Islamized group is beginning to see a breakthrough through the cooperative efforts of Asbury United Methodist Church of Tulsa, OK, the Evangelical Lutherans' Ngerengere District, and Brad and Tammie Harvey with Pioneer Bible Translators. The Tulsa church also has teams in the area.

God is working and some Kami are becoming Christians. It appears that community/church meetings are important in this area. The Kami live in areas where there is an active aqua culture (commercial fish farms) program run by the government and a Swedish development group. Tobacco has been grown in the area. There is a new effort to replace this with commercial duck and chicken (poultry) farms. There appears to be an interest in adult literacy and primary schools in this area. One school has developed a "green" charcoal made out of vegetable waste which is helping to counter the deforestation of the area caused by the need for fuel sources. This group appears ready for the Scriptures in their own language which the Harveys hope to facilitate in partnership with the other groups focusing on the Kami.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-12-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-01-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-01-14
People Name General Kami
People Name in Country Kami
Population in Tanzania 25,000
World Population 25,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, East-Coastal
People Name General Kami
Ethnic Code NAB57j
People ID 19067
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)
Location in Country Morogoro region, Morogoro Rural and Kilosa districts, 30 km north and northeast of Morogoro, and Dar es Salaam south main road. Farthest village 60 km south of this road.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kami (25,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kami 25,000
For Primary Language: Kami

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
0.00 %
92.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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