Kewama in Ethiopia

The Kewama have only been reported in Ethiopia
Population
22,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kwama are a mostly rural group of people living in the highlands on both sides of the border between Sudan and Ethiopia. They are predominantly farmers. The majority are Muslim, but there are also followers of the traditional religion and these two may also be integrated in some ways. No missions, foreign or national, are working among this people group, and there is a great need for evangelism. Literacy rates are low, although many have expressed interest for learning to read in their mother tongues, as well as learning other languages for wider communication. It seems that there are two Kwama languages, both still used as first languages for all speakers in their respective groups. A need for Bible translation is likely. Many men have some proficiency in a second language, but the women are more likely not to and materials are needed and desired in their mother tongues.


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People Name General Kewama
People Name in Country Kewama
Population in Ethiopia 22,000
World Population 22,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Afan Mao, Amam, Gogwama, Goma, Gwama, Koma of Asosa, Kwama, Nokanoka, North Koma, T’wa kwama, Takwama
People ID 13984
ROP3 Code 107406
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country South Benishangul-Gumuz and western Oromia regions: near Sudan border, south of Asosa to Gidami; 19 villages, including one (Yabus) in Sudan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country South Benishangul-Gumuz and western Oromia regions: near Sudan border, south of Asosa to Gidami; 19 villages, including one (Yabus) in Sudan..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Gwama (22,000 speakers)
Language Code kmq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Gwama
Primary Language Gwama (22,000 speakers)
Language Code kmq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gwama

Primary Language:  Gwama

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
70.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
75.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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