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Kamo in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
39,000 Kamo Ethnic Religions 0.65 % 0.40 % No   

Kamo in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
There are five Kamo clans living in Gombe State, Nigeria. There is also a large dispersion overseas. The Kamo believe that their ancestors migrated from Yemen many years ago. They earn their livelihood by working in farming, small business and some civil service. Christian influence has been present in the area since the 1920s.

What are their beliefs?
Until Kamo people saw Jesus speaking their language from the "big screen," many assumed Christianity was a religion for foreigners. Didn't the ancestor spirits speak Kamo? The confusion had left even many church-goers trapped in fear of the capricious spirits they believed hovered in their midst and could only be pacified through traditional African religious rituals and regular sacrifices.

But something different happened when the "JESUS" film revealed new truth from the God of the Bible, and the people received His Word in the Book of Luke. Believers started hungering to know more. They also wanted to be able to offer this news in their own language to friends and neighbors who need hope and freedom from suffocating fear.

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Country: Nigeria
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:12 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Gombe state: Billiri, Kaltungo and Akko LGAs.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kamo
People Name General: Kamo
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104535
Joshua Project People ID: 12476
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 39,000
Population all Countries: 39,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Kamo
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kamo (39,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kcq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.65 %(Evangelical: 0.40 %)
Ethnic Religions94.35 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant55.00 %
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2012
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kamo
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Kamo in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Kamo Nigeria    
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            Kamo in Nigeria          
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