Kami in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal 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

* Scripture Prayers for the Kami in Nepal.

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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Kami
People Name in Country Kami
Population this Country 1,399,000
Population all Countries 1,508,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 28
Alternate Names Biswakarma; Lohar; Sunar; Viswakarma; कमी
People ID 17069
ROP3 Code 112407
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East and south central.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Bheri
221,000
Seti
159,000
Lumbini
153,000
Rapti
146,000
Gandaki
131,000
Dhaulagiri
83,000
Karnali
78,000
Bagmati
78,000
Mahakali
76,000
Kosi
71,000
Sagarmatha
53,000
Narayani
52,000
Mechi
50,000
Janakpur
49,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East and south central..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 14
  Bheri 221,000
  Seti 159,000
  Lumbini 153,000
  Rapti 146,000
  Gandaki 131,000
  Dhaulagiri 83,000
  Karnali 78,000
  Bagmati 78,000
  Mahakali 76,000
  Kosi 71,000
  Sagarmatha 53,000
  Narayani 52,000
  Mechi 50,000
  Janakpur 49,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (1,147,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Dotyali
90,000
Bantawa
5,000
Maithili
4,300
Bhojpuri
3,200
Humla
2,200
Chamling
1,600
Musasa
1,500
Kham, Sheshi
900
Awadhi
600
Kham, Gamal
600
Magar, Western: Western Palpa
400
Kham, Western Parbate
200
Raute
200
Seke
50
Lhowa: Bahragaunle
Primary Language Nepali (1,147,000 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Dotyali 90,000
  Bantawa 5,000
  Maithili 4,300
  Bhojpuri 3,200
  Humla 2,200
  Chamling 1,600
  Musasa 1,500
  Kham, Sheshi 900
  Awadhi 600
  Kham, Gamal 600
  Magar, Western: Western Palpa 400
  Kham, Western Parbate 200
  Raute 200
  Seke 50
  Lhowa: Bahragaunle 10
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 Audio Scripture
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
1.41 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.56 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.04 %
Unknown
0.07 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2022  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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


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