Ilchamus in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Ilchamus only in Kenya
Population
39,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Ilchamus are a Maa people living south and southeast of Lake Baringo, Kenya. It's a poor community and lacks most modern facilities. There are education lacks and many can only communicate in their local language. It's a very traditional and culturally bound society, hierarchical, and male-dominated. They are pastoralists who also engage in fishing in small boats made of balsam trees. They are eager to learn new things, seemingly eager to create a better life.


Ministry Obstacles

The literacy rate for these people is not high. The good news of Christ needs to come to them in oral form, as well as in written form.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray that Kenyan Christians of other tribes will be led by God's Spirit to take the Gospel to the Ilchamus tribe.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few Christian believers among the Ilchamus people. Please pray for teachers to help them grow in the admonition and nurture of the Lord.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for rising literacy levels, and for the availability of good schools. Pray that parents will have a heart to help their children become well educated.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-01-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-01-13
People Name General Ilchamus
People Name in Country Ilchamus
Population in Kenya 39,000
World Population 39,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Njemps
People ID 11737
ROP3 Code 115961
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Isiolo, Marsabit, and Samburu counties: Lake Turkana east towards Marsabit.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Kenya
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Isiolo, Marsabit, and Samburu counties: Lake Turkana east towards Marsabit..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Samburu (39,000 speakers)
Language Code saq   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Ilchamus
Dialect Code 3026   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Samburu
Primary Language Samburu (39,000 speakers)
Language Code saq   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Ilchamus
Dialect Code 3026   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Samburu

Primary Language:  Samburu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2012–2015)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Samburu
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
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
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source BTL Language Programmes Manager 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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