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Map Source: People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
|Christian Adherents:||2.39 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Hindu - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The Kamis are Nepali speakers in West Bengal. The Kamis are also found in southern Sikkim, mostly in rural areas. They are scattered throughout India, but much more numerous in Nepal and less numerous in Bhutan. Many in India are bilingual, also speaking Hindi.
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. 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, especially those in Bhutan, Buddhist majority country.
The Kami people need a John 10:10 blessing: The abundant life Jesus offers those who are willing to submit to his lordship.
Pray for the Christian Kamis to be loving and forthright in sharing their faith.
Pray for the Kami people to have access to modern medicine and good schools.
Pray for increased literacy and access to Scripture in their languages; and for The JESUS Film to be shown in their communities.
Pray for a powerful movement to Christ among the Kami people in India, Nepal and Bhutan.