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Kami in Bhutan

Kami

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kami in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
The Kami people live in three countries: India, Nepal, and Bhutan, but only in the latter country are there no believers among them.

Where are they located?
The Kamis are Nepalis resident in West Bengal, India, though some have migrated to nearby Bhutan.

What are their lives like?
The Kami people 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.

What are their beliefs?
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. This might be true of those living in Bhutan, where there is a Buddhist majority.

What are their needs?
The Kami people, be they Hindu or Buddhist, need to put their faith and dependency in the God of the Bible.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Christian Kamis to be more forthright in sharing their faith.
* Pray for increased literacy and access to Scripture in their languages.
* Pray for the JESUS Film to be shown in their communities.
* Pray for churches to adopt the Kamis and pray for them regularly.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17069/NP
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17069/IN
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2008/09/30

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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:33 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:800
Largest Provinces:
Western (700)Eastern (100)
Southern (20)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kami
People Name General: Kami
Alternate People Names:
BiswakarmaLohar
SunarViswakarma
कमी
ROP3 Code: 112407
Joshua Project People ID: 17069
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 1,326,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Nepali-Pahari
People Name General: Kami
Ethnic Code: CNN25k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nepali
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Lepcha (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism14.29 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism85.71 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1961
New Testament:
1821-2010Audio
Complete Bible: 1914-2004
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)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoNew Way - Naya Goreto (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoUntil We Met (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: नेपाली - Nepali
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Kami in Bhutan

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