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Ilchamus in Kenya


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
42,000 Samburu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.50 % No   

Ilchamus in Kenya

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The Ilchamus are a Maa people living south and southeast of Lake Baringo, Kenya. It's a poor community and lacks most modern facilities. There are education lacks and many can only communicate in their local language. It's a very traditional and culturally bound society, hierarchical, and male-dominated. They are pastoralists who also engage in fishing in small boats made of balsam trees. They are eager to learn new things, seemingly eager to create a better life.

Ministry Obstacles
The literacy rate for these people is not high. The good news of Christ needs to come to them in oral form, as well as in written form.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray that Kenyan Christians of other tribes will be led by God's Spirit to take the Gospel to the Ilchamus tribe.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few Christian believers among the Ilchamus people. Please pray for teachers to help them grow in the admonition and nurture of the Lord.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for rising literacy levels, and for the availability of good schools. Pray that parents will have a heart to help their children become well educated.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-01-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-01-13
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Country: Kenya
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:44 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Isiolo, Marsabit, and Samburu counties: Lake Turkana east towards Marsabit.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ilchamus
People Name General: Ilchamus
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 115961
Joshua Project People ID: 11737
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 42,000
Population all Countries: 42,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nilotic
People Name General: Ilchamus
Ethnic Code: NAB62k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Samburu (42,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): saq    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Ilchamus
Dialect Code:3026
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions95.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2012–2015
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Samburu
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
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Ilchamus in Kenya

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Nilotic     Africa, East and Southern    
      Ilchamus Kenya    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Ilchamus in Kenya          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Samburu  
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