Project Profile

Kamwe OT | Kamwe

The Kamwe people live in the northeastern part of Nigeria in a mountainous area crossed by large river valleys. The Kamwe people struggle with malaria and HIV/AIDS. A rigid caste system governs the social order and hinders change that could help alleviate the widespread poverty.

95% of the Kamwe people consider themselves Christians. The New Testament has been widely used since its publication in 1975 and there has been an active literacy program. During this time there have been some language changes. So the translation of the New Testament will also be reviewed and, where needed, revised before the whole Bible is published. There are now a number of mature Christians among the Kamwe people who can help in this process so that the translation of the New Testament can be even better than before. In addition to this revision, the Kamwe team will translate the Old Testament so that the Kamwe community has the complete Bible. The project will involve non-print media, including production of the JESUS film and preparation of audio cassettes.

The complete Bible in their language will help the local church deepen the Kamwe biblical worldview, deepening their understanding of the New Testament. Basic literacy, biblical literacy, Christian witness to unbelievers and church outreach will all be enhanced as this project progresses. All denominations in the area will join in the project and this will bring the churches closer together, promoting cooperation and fellowship.

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  • Feb09

    Kamwe of Nigeria

    The Kamwe people live in the northeast of Nigeria where living conditions are generally poor. They struggle with malaria and HIV/AIDS. A rigid caste system governs the social order and hinders change that could help alleviate the widespread poverty. Missionaries brought Christianity to the Kamwe in 1945. Today there are six denominations active in the area. 95% of the Kamwe people consider themselves Christians.

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  • Aug20

    Kamwe of Nigeria

    300,000 speakers suffering from a disintegrating social system and rampant disease. Because of inadequate health care, the Kamwe people struggle with malaria and HIV/AIDS. A rigid caste system governs the social order and hinders change that could help alleviate the rampant poverty. 95% of the Kamwe people consider themselves Christians. The Kamwe New Testament, published in 1976, badly needs revision to make it relevant to today‚Äôs generation. 4 MTT translators are working in this project.

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