Heikum, San in Namibia


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Introduction / History

The San, or ¡Kung people live in southern Africa. One of their subgroups is the Heikum.
San people were traditionally semi-nomadic, and they are among the most ancient people of the earth.


What Are Their Lives Like?

San Heikum live in small family-based units. Life is simple; children have few duties except to play, and leisure is important to all of them. They spend much of their time joking and telling stories.
San Heikum people gather food and water in ways that would be nearly impossible for outsiders. They find a place where the ground is wet and insert a hollow tube and suck out water. When possible, they settle near water sources until they dry out.
They must also find food in a land with little vegetation. Women collect wild berries, fruit, wild onions and ostrich eggs. Men hunt in groups, and their hunting trips take several days. They use bows and arrows that are tipped with poison taken from beetle larvae. The San Heikum lack enough meat, so they make up the difference with insects such as moths, grasshoppers, caterpillars, butterflies and termites.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The San Heikum have traditional spiritual beliefs, though there is also a strong Christian presence among them.


What Are Their Needs?

All ¡Kung peoples need protection from outsiders. Ironically, those who maintain their lifestyle are able to do so because others cannot survive in their environment. Their homelands usually don’t have enough water or good soil for farmers or cattle ranch


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to bless the San Heikum in such a way that they will see his power and goodness and forsake all other gods.
Pray for San Heikum followers of Christ to take the savior’s ways to their families and neighbors.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to bless the lives of San Heikum families with truth and mercy.


Scripture Prayers for the Heikum, San in Namibia.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekoka_%C7%83Kung
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_people
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-24821867
https://www.gateway-africa.com/countries/namibia/bushmen.htm


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Heikum
People Name in Country Heikum, San
Alternate Names Bushmen; Juhoansi; Khoisan; Vasekela
Population this Country 23,000
Population all Countries 70,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14681
ROP3 Code 108589
ROP25 Code 303014
ROP25 Name Heikum, San
Country Namibia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Otjozondjupa region: Grootfontein area; possibly in Mangetti Dune, Omataku, Baghani, Tsintsabis.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Namibia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Otjozondjupa region: Grootfontein area; possibly in Mangetti Dune, Omataku, Baghani, Tsintsabis..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Haiom
Language Code hgm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Northwestern Kung
Primary Language Haiom
Language Code hgm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Northwestern Kung
People Groups Speaking Haiom

Primary Language:  Haiom

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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