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Kami in Tanzania

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
31,000 Kami Islam 5.00 % 0.70 % No No   

Kami in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
The Kami people live in rural Morogoro District on rolling hills and mountain slopes mixed with the neighboring Luguru or Rugulu people. This highly Islamized group is beginning to see a breakthrough through the cooperative efforts of Asbury United Methodist Church of Tulsa, OK, the Evangelical Lutherans' Ngerengere District, and Brad and Tammie Harvey with Pioneer Bible Translators. The Tulsa church also has teams in the area.

God is working and some Kami are becoming Christians. It appears that community/church meetings are important in this area. The Kami live in areas where there is an active aqua culture (commercial fish farms) program run by the government and a Swedish development group. Tobacco has been grown in the area. There is a new effort to replace this with commercial duck and chicken (poultry) farms. There appears to be an interest in adult literacy and primary schools in this area. One school has developed a "green" charcoal made out of vegetable waste which is helping to counter the deforestation of the area caused by the need for fuel sources. This group appears ready for the Scriptures in their own language which the Harveys hope to facilitate in partnership with the other groups focusing on the Kami.

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-12-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-01-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-01-14
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Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Morogoro region: Morogoro rural and Kilosa districts, north and northeast of Morogoro; Pwani region.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kami
People Name General: Kami
ROP3 Code: 114977
Joshua Project People ID: 19067
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 31,000
Population all Countries: 31,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, East-Coastal
People Name General: Kami
Ethnic Code: NAB57j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kami (31,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kcu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 0.70 %)
Ethnic Religions3.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam92.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
(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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Kami in Tanzania

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People Cluster
    Bantu, East-Coastal     Africa, East and Southern    
      Kami Tanzania    
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