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Kamad in India


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kamad in India

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Introduction / History
The Kamad people probably obtained their name from a local word for wood since they were once used as wood-cutters.
Where are they located?

Most of the Kamad people live in India's western state of Rajasthan.

What are their lives like?
Today most of them are landless people who work as wage laborers. They are a scheduled caste, which gives them low status. Socially most other communities look down on them. They have little education, especially the girls. The Kamads receive government assistance.

The Kamad people do not marry outside their community. Parents arrange marriages for their children often by exchange. Their marriages are monogamous unless the wife is barren, in which case they allow the husband to take another wife. At one time they had a bride price, but now there is a dowry. Only men can seek divorce. The Kamad people have nuclear families.
They have their own folk tales, folk songs, and oral traditions. They speak Marwari, one of the most widely spoken languages of northern India.

What are their beliefs?
Like many people in Rajasthan, the Kamads are entirely Hindu. Ramdevji is their main deity and Hinglajmata is their community goddess. They depend on Garuda Brahmin priests to perform their life-cycle rituals.

What are their needs?
The Kamad people need someone to help them rise above their poverty. It would be helpful for someone to provide them with educational opportunities that will give them new economic opportunities. They need someone to help raise their literacy rate through education.

Living in Rajasthan, they live far from any community that has responded to the gospel. Only about one in 1,000 have responded to Christ in this state.

Prayer Points
* Pray for education and medical specialists to help them with their needs.
* Pray for workers to go to them from other parts of India.
* Pray for the Lord to give dreams and vision of the holy and righteous Savior to Kamad leaders, opening up this community to hear the gospel message.
* Pray for believers to distribute Christian materials such as the JESUS Film and gospel recordings in Marwari. Pray for them to tune into radio broadcasts in this language.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:12,000
Largest States:
Rajasthan (12,000)Madhya Pradesh (100)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kamad
People Name General: Kamad
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112403
Joshua Project People ID: 17065
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 12,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Kamad
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (5,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (2,300)Merwari (1,600)
Mewari (1,300)Shekhawati (1,100)
Bagri (700)Dhundari (90)
Total Languages: 7
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
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 RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Kamad in India

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South Asia Dalit - other     Asia, South    
      Kamad India    
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            Kamad in India          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Hindi  
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