Ilchamus in Kenya

Joshua Project has identified the Ilchamus only in Kenya
Population
38,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-01-22
People Name General Ilchamus
People Name in Country Ilchamus
Population in Kenya 38,000
World Population 38,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
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 16  (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 16  (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 (38,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: saq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Ilchamus
Dialect Code: 3026   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Samburu (38,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: saq   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Ilchamus
Dialect Code: 3026   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Samburu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2012)
New Testament No
Complete Bible 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
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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