The Kamo believe their ancestors migrated from Yemen many years ago. There are five Kamo clans living in Gombe State, Nigeria. There is also a large dispersion overseas.
They earn their livelihood by working in farming, small business and some civil service. There has been a Christian influence in their area since the 1920s, but the Kamo Church remains tiny.
Though there is Muslim influence, the Kamo people primarily adhere to their traditional African religion. They depend on the spirit world for their needs instead of the one who came to give life to the full (John 10:10).
The Kamo people need Christian Believers to take the JESUS Film to their villages in the local language. It was effective in the past, circumventing the idea that Jesus is only for other ethnic groups.
* Scripture Prayers for the Nuba Maa in Nigeria.
Pray for efforts by African missionaries to take the JESUS Film to the Kamo people in their language.
Pray for spiritual hunger among the Kamo people of Nigeria.
Pray this will be the decade of a movement to Christ among these people who are likely to turn to Islam if they do not hear the truth.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Expanded PDF Profile|
|People Name General||Nuba Maa|
|People Name in Country||Nuba Maa|
|Population this Country||42,000|
|Population all Countries||42,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Kmhmu; Krong; Nubama; Tenh; Maa|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Gombe state: Billiri, Kaltungo and Akko LGAs. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Kamo
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Kamo|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.40 %)||
|Other / Small||
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