Kamo in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Kamo only in Nigeria
Population
37,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

There are five Kamo clans living in Gombe State, Nigeria. There is also a large dispersion overseas. The Kamo believe that their ancestors migrated from Yemen many years ago. They earn their livelihood by working in farming, small business and some civil service. Christian influence has been present in the area since the 1920s.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Until Kamo people saw Jesus speaking their language from the "big screen," many assumed Christianity was a religion for foreigners. Didn't the ancestor spirits speak Kamo? The confusion had left even many church-goers trapped in fear of the capricious spirits they believed hovered in their midst and could only be pacified through traditional African religious rituals and regular sacrifices.

But something different happened when the "JESUS" film revealed new truth from the God of the Bible, and the people received His Word in the Book of Luke. Believers started hungering to know more. They also wanted to be able to offer this news in their own language to friends and neighbors who need hope and freedom from suffocating fear.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kamo
People Name in Country Kamo
Population in Nigeria 37,000
World Population 37,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kmhmu, Krong, Nubama, Tenh
People ID 12476
ROP3 Code 104535
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state: Billiri, Kaltungo and Akko LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state: Billiri, Kaltungo and Akko LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Kamo (37,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kcq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kamo (37,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kcq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kamo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kamo
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
55.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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