Kami in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Kami in Nepal.

* 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 this Country 1,222,000
Population all Countries 1,321,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 24
Alternate Names Biswakarma; Lohar; Sunar; Viswakarma; कमी
People ID 17069
ROP3 Code 112407
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Bheri
193,000
Seti
138,000
Lumbini
134,000
Rapti
128,000
Gandaki
114,000
Dhaulagiri
73,000
Karnali
68,000
Bagmati
68,000
Mahakali
67,000
Kosi
62,000
Sagarmatha
46,000
Narayani
46,000
Mechi
44,000
Janakpur
42,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Bheri 193,000
  Seti 138,000
  Lumbini 134,000
  Rapti 128,000
  Gandaki 114,000
  Dhaulagiri 73,000
  Karnali 68,000
  Bagmati 68,000
  Mahakali 67,000
  Kosi 62,000
  Sagarmatha 46,000
  Narayani 46,000
  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 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
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
Magar, Western
400
Kham, Western Parbate
200
Raute
200
Seke
50
Lhowa
Primary Language Nepali (1,147,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  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
  Magar, Western 400
  Kham, Western Parbate 200
  Raute 200
  Seke 50
  Lhowa 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  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
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 LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from Faith Comes By Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
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 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2021  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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