Kami in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Kamis are Nepalis resident in West Bengal, India. 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. About a third are literate in Nepali. Many are bilingual, also speaking Hindi. The Kamis are also found in southern Sikkim, mostly in rural areas. In those areas, they engage in agriculture. 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, and other religions, as well as Christianity, probably to be free of discrimination.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Christian Kamis to be more forthright in sharing their faith.
Pray for more openness to modern medicine and that such openness will lead to increased contacts with Christian physicians and health care providers.
Pray for increased literacy and access to Scripture in their languages; and for The JESUS Film to be shown in their communities.
Pray for churches to adopt the Kamis.
Pray that they forsake idolatry and for Satan's grip on them to fail.


Scripture Prayers for the Kami in India.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-30
People Name General Kami
People Name in Country Kami
Population this Country 109,000
Population all Countries 1,535,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Biswakarma; Lohar; Sunar; Viswakarma; कमी
People ID 17069
ROP3 Code 112407
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
62,000
Assam
24,000
Sikkim
18,000
Uttarakhand
2,700
Delhi
1,300
Arunachal Pradesh
1,100
Uttar Pradesh
400
Manipur
300
Madhya Pradesh
200
Meghalaya
100
Maharashtra
80
Himachal Pradesh
80
Jharkhand
70
Chandigarh
30
Punjab
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 16
  West Bengal 62,000
  Assam 24,000
  Sikkim 18,000
  Uttarakhand 2,700
  Delhi 1,300
  Arunachal Pradesh 1,100
  Uttar Pradesh 400
  Manipur 300
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Meghalaya 100
  Maharashtra 80
  Himachal Pradesh 80
  Jharkhand 70
  Chandigarh 30
  Punjab 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (95,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Byangsi
500
Darmiya
400
Hindi
300
Bengali
200
Chaudangsi
200
Rawat
200
Lepcha
200
Primary Language Nepali (95,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Byangsi 500
  Darmiya 400
  Hindi 300
  Bengali 200
  Chaudangsi 200
  Rawat 200
  Lepcha 200
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
2.15 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.39 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
95.45 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more