Gwama in Ethiopia

The Gwama have only been reported in Ethiopia
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Introduction / History

The Kwama are a mostly rural group of people living in the highlands on both sides of the border between Sudan and Ethiopia. They are predominantly farmers. The majority are Muslim, but there are also followers of the traditional religion and these two may also be integrated in some ways. No missions, foreign or national, are working among this people group, and there is a great need for evangelism. 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 Kwama languages, both still used as first languages for all speakers in their respective groups. A need for Bible translation is likely. 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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gwama in Ethiopia.


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People Name General Gwama
People Name in Country Gwama
World Population 11,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Afan Mao, Amam, Gogwama, Goma, Kewama, Koma of Asosa, Kwama, Nokanoka, North Koma, T’wa kwama, Takwama
People ID 13984
ROP3 Code 107406
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (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 28  (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 Language Gwama (11,000 speakers)
Language Code kmq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gwama (11,000 speakers)
Language Code kmq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gwama

Primary Language:  Gwama

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2014)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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)
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
75.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more