Gwama in Ethiopia

The Gwama have only been reported in Ethiopia
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Gwama is also called Kwama. It is the name of a language spoken by a people group of the same name.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gwama are a mostly rural people living in the highlands on both sides of the border between Sudan and Ethiopia. They are predominantly farmers. Literacy rates are low, although many have expressed interest for learning to read in their mother tongues, as well as learning other languages for wider communication. It seems that there are two Gwama languages, both still used as first languages for all speakers in their respective groups. There is probably a need for a Bible translation. Many men have some proficiency in a second language, but the women are more likely not to and materials are needed and desired in their mother tongues.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most are Muslim, but there are also followers of the traditional religion and these two may also be integrated in some ways. There is no mission work, foreign or national.


What Are Their Needs?

Gwama villages usually have no electricity. Medical care is poor, and access to medicine is limited. Their water supply comes from rivers and springs. Sometimes this water carries germs and disease-causing bacteria.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to give the Gwama people an abundant harvest this year as a testimony of his power and lovingkindness.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Gwama families into the loving arms of Jesus.
Pray for Holy Spirit sent workers to go to the Gwama people in Ethiopia.
Pray for a movement to Christ to give them abundant blessings.


Scripture Prayers for the Gwama in Ethiopia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gwama
People Name in Country Gwama
Alternate Names Afan Mao; Amam; Gogwama; Goma; Kewama; Koma of Asosa; Kwama; Nokanoka; North Koma; T’wa kwama; Takwama
Population this Country 12,000
Population all Countries 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 13984
ROP3 Code 107406
ROP25 Code 304473
ROP25 Name Kwama
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country South Benishangul-Gumuz and western Oromia regions: near Sudan border, south of Asosa to Gidami; 19 villages, including one (Yabus) in Sudan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country South Benishangul-Gumuz and western Oromia regions: near Sudan border, south of Asosa to Gidami; 19 villages, including one (Yabus) in Sudan..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
70.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Gwama (12,000 speakers)
Language Code kmq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gwama (12,000 speakers)
Language Code kmq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gwama

Primary Language:  Gwama

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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