Kaman in Myanmar (Burma)

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People Name: Kaman
Country: Myanmar (Burma)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 5,000
World Population: 5,000
Primary Language: Rakhine
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


Muslim Kaman people are between a rock and a hard place in their Myanmar homeland. As a Muslim people group in a hostile Buddhist land, they are persecuted to the point where many live in internally displaced persons camps (IDPC). A rape-murder led to revenge arson of Kaman houses and their removal to the camps, although some have re-settled in a commercial city. Because Kaman are Muslim, some in Myanmar's parliament are calling for their destruction. Some are even married to members of Myanmar's Buddhist majority. Most just want to go home and live in the peace they once had.

Ministry Obstacles

The politics of it all is the major obstacle because it nudges people to see through religious/political lenses.

Outreach Ideas

At the same time, the political insecurity may open them to the gospel, which is not Muslim, Buddhist, or political. If Christ's ambassadors can gain access to the IDP camps, they can reach out to these Muslims, showing them the compassion and love of our Savior. This can be an effective way of introducing them to Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that the church will gain entry to minister within IDP camps and stand alongside the Kaman in their time of need.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the stress of living in IDP camps and the anomie (anonymousness) of being in a new city will cause the Kaman to seek spiritual answers in Christ.
Pray that God's Spirit will use these situations to bring about a people movement to Christ.

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