Kami in Nepal


Population
1,222,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kamis are Nepalis resident in West Bengal, India. They are a rural people known for metal working. They are divided into two groups: black smiths and gold, silver, and copper smiths. They supplement smithing with agricultural work. About a third are literate in Nepali. Many are bilingual, also speaking Hindi. The Kamis are also found in southern Sikkim, mostly in rural areas. In those areas, they engage in agriculture. Others serve as curers, who favor traditional medicines over the use of modern medicine.

As a rule, Kamis are Hindus. They worship different Hindu deities, and they go on pilgrimage to Hindu sacred sites in Darjeeling, a region of West Bengal. Some have converted to Buddhism, and other religions, as well as Christianity, probably to be free of discrimination.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Christian Kamis to be more forthright in sharing their faith.
* Pray for more openness to modern medicine and that such openness will lead to increased contacts with Christian physicians and health care providers.
* Pray for increased literacy and access to Scripture in their languages; and for The Jesus Film to be shown in their communities.
* Pray for churches to adopt the Kamis.
* Pray that they forsake idolatry and for Satan's grip on them to fail.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Kami
People Name in Country Kami
Population in Nepal 1,222,000
World Population 1,367,800
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 25 to 29
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Biswakarma, Lohar, Sunar, Viswakarma, कमी
People ID 17069
ROP3 Code 112407
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Bheri
(193,000)
Rapti
(152,000)
Seti
(138,000)
Lumbini
(134,000)
Gandaki
(114,000)
Dhaulagiri
(73,000)
Bagmati
(68,000)
Mahakali
(67,000)
Kosi
(62,000)
Sagarmatha
(46,000)
Narayani
(46,000)
Karnali
(44,000)
Mechi
(44,000)
Janakpur
(42,000)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Bheri (193,000)
  Rapti (152,000)
  Seti (138,000)
  Lumbini (134,000)
  Gandaki (114,000)
  Dhaulagiri (73,000)
  Bagmati (68,000)
  Mahakali (67,000)
  Kosi (62,000)
  Sagarmatha (46,000)
  Narayani (46,000)
  Karnali (44,000)
  Mechi (44,000)
  Janakpur (42,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (1,147,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Dotyali
(90,000)
Bantawa
(5,000)
Maithili
(4,300)
Bhojpuri
(3,200)
Humla
(2,200)
Chamling
(1,600)
Musasa
(1,500)
Kham, Sheshi
(900)
Awadhi
(600)
Kham, Gamale
(600)
Kham, Western Parbate
(200)
Seke
(50)
Bine
People Groups Speaking Nepali
Primary Language Nepali (1,147,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Dotyali (90,000)
  Bantawa (5,000)
  Maithili (4,300)
  Bhojpuri (3,200)
  Humla (2,200)
  Chamling (1,600)
  Musasa (1,500)
  Kham, Sheshi (900)
  Awadhi (600)
  Kham, Gamale (600)
  Kham, Western Parbate (200)
  Seke (50)
  Bine (10)
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1914-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Nepali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Until We Met (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.41 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.56 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.07 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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