Kaman in Myanmar (Burma)

The Kaman have only been reported in Myanmar (Burma)
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Introduction

Muslim Kaman people are between a rock and a hard place in their Myanmar homeland. As a Muslim people group in a hostile Buddhist land, they are persecuted to the point where many live in internally displaced persons camps (IDPC). A rape-murder led to revenge arson of Kaman houses and their removal to the camps, although some have re-settled in a commercial city. Because Kaman are Muslim, some in Myanmar’s parliament are calling for their destruction. Some are even married to members of Myanmar’s Buddhist majority. Most just want to go home and live in the peace they once had.


Ministry Obstacles

The politics of it all is the major obstacle because it nudges people to see through religious/political lenses.


Outreach Ideas

At the same time, the political insecurity may open them to the gospel, which is not Muslim, Buddhist, or political. If Christ’s ambassadors can gain access to the IDP camps, they can reach out to these Muslims, showing them the compassion and love of our Savior. This can be an effective way of introducing them to Jesus Christ.


Prayer Focus

Pray that the church will gain entry to minister within IDP camps and stand alongside the Kaman in their time of need. Pray that the stress of living in IDP camps and the anomie (anonymousness) of being in a new city will cause the Kaman to seek spiritual answers in Christ.
Pray that God's Spirit will use these situations to bring about a people movement to Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Kaman in Myanmar (Burma).


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kaman
People Name in Country Kaman
Population this Country 5,000
Population all Countries 5,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kamein
People ID 21644
ROP3 Code 118424
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Rakhine State   Source:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamein
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Rakhine State.   Source:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamein

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Primary Language Rakhine (5,000 speakers)
Language Code rki   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Rakhine (5,000 speakers)
Language Code rki   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Rakhine

Primary Language:  Rakhine

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2001-2007)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Freedom from Suffering
Film / Video Freedom from Suffering (EngSub)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Rakhine
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Jörg Peter / Pixabay 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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