Kamba in Tanzania

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

They are located in the Machakos District of Kenya. One particular tribe is located in the village of Muthetheni, within the Machakos District. The village covers many square kilometers, possibly 50 sq. km. or more. There is a small town proper of Muthetheni of approximately 20 - 30 small structures. Muthetheni is in a semi-arid region that has experienced excessive deforestation.

What Are Their Lives Like?

All the local residents encountered were subsistent farmers with many of the men attempting to find work away from home. In most cases women and children share the work of survival at home. There are two brief rainy seasons per year. There was an extended drought in 2008 and 2009. This resulted in the deaths we were told of amongst the Catholic community. A typical day includes a trek of up to three or four km. to dig for water in a stream bed, morning and evening. School beyond elementary is not possible because of cost. Malaria and HIV are the most common health issues.

What Are Their Beliefs?

There are a substantial number of Catholics there. A local clinic attempted modest medical service and is attempting to evangelize through the schools and to reach people by training pastors and planting churches. There are also Mormon and Jehovah Witness. Many seem to be unreached with the gospel.

What Are Their Needs?

Physical needs are ever present. Many are unreached with the gospel. There is a need to follow God-ordained values and choices. There is a need for hope that transcends the great difficulties faced in daily living.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kamba in Tanzania.

* Pray that their hearts will be prepared for the message of salvation in Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the spiritual and physical preparation of missions teams sent to them.
* Pray for pastors, churches and future church plants equipped to disciple those who are born again.

Profile Source:   Kentwood Heights Baptist Church  

People Name General Kamba
People Name in Country Kamba
World Population 5,117,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Akamba; Camba; Keramba; Kikamba
People ID 12466
ROP3 Code 104515
Country Tanzania
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Tanzania
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Kamba (12,000 speakers)
Language Code kam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kamba (12,000 speakers)
Language Code kam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kamba

Primary Language:  Kamba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1999)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1920-2005)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1956-1974)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kamba
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Kentwood Heights Baptist Church  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more