Kami in Tanzania

Map Source:  People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Kami
Country: Tanzania
10/40 Window: No
Population: 33,000
World Population: 33,000
Primary Language: Kami
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 2.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.20 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Bantu, East-Coastal
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Kami people live in rural Morogoro District on rolling hills and mountain slopes mixed with the neighboring Luguru or Rugulu people.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kami live in areas where there is an active aqua culture (commercial fish farms) program run by the Tanzanian government and a Swedish development group. They grow tobacco in this 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.

What Are Their Beliefs?

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.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Kami people. Pray that the Kami people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit. Pray for a movement to Christ among them to begin this decade.

Text Source:   Joshua Project