Samo, Kalemse in Mali


Population
2,800
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kalemse, also known as the Samoya, are a small group of approximately 22,000 speakers. They are principally found in Burkina Faso's northwest region, though there are some Kalemse villages in Mali. The region they live in is one of the country's driest, with less than 700 mm or 28 inches of rainfall per year. This amount is barely adequate for raising the group's staple crop, millet. To make matters worse, rainy seasons since the 1970s have been less and less reliable, resulting in very poor harvests in certain years.

As much as their means allow, the Kalemse raise livestock to help meet their needs. In other respects as well, life is difficult for the Kalemse. In the area of health care, they face many challenges - the lack of clinics in the region, malnutrition, impure water, and tropical diseases. In education, too, work is still to be done. There are only three primary schools serving the area, all having started in 1983. Very few Kalemse are able to attend junior school and high school.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Samo, Kalemse
People Name in Country Samo, Kalemse
Population in Mali 2,800
World Population 26,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kalamse, Kalems, Samo, Samoa, Samoma, Samoya, Supai
People ID 14674
ROP3 Code 108577
Country Mali
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mopti region: Koro circle, Dougoutene and Koro townships, about 12 villages, including Sougou, Zon, Ponghon, Gako, and Soyema.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mali
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mopti region: Koro circle, Dougoutene and Koro townships, about 12 villages, including Sougou, Zon, Ponghon, Gako, and Soyema..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Kalamse (2,800 speakers)
Language Code knz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kalamse
Primary Language Kalamse (2,800 speakers)
Language Code knz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kalamse

Primary Language:  Kalamse

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1978)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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