Kami in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Lohar 600
Sonar 600

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 1,221,000
World Population 1,360,800
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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (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
Rapti
152,000
Seti
138,000
Lumbini
134,000
Gandaki
114,000
Dhaulagiri
73,000
Bagmati
68,000
Mahakali
66,000
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 25  (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
  Rapti 152,000
  Seti 138,000
  Lumbini 134,000
  Gandaki 114,000
  Dhaulagiri 73,000
  Bagmati 68,000
  Mahakali 66,000
  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
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
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Bible: नेपाली - Nepali
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 © 2018  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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