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Gade in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
122,000 Gade Christianity 55.00 % 5.00 % No No   

Gade in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Gade people of Nigeria live mostly on their ancestral lands just south of the capital, Abuja. However, some have moved to the city in search of em-ployment. They are a peaceful people who get along well with their neighbors. In fact, the Gades' relationship with other cultural groups has become so cordial that intermarriage with other groups — once taboo — is now practiced.

The people make their living mostly through farming, raising crops such as ginger, millet, guinea corn, beans, and citrus fruit. They also support them-selves through fishing and raising their own livestock.
Gade people enjoy celebrating traditional festivals and are known for their colorful costumes, dance and masquerades. Christians and non-Christians alike are passionate about their language and are anxious to be able to read and write Gade.

Christianity was introduced into the area in the 1950s. Today, approximately 50 percent of the people identify themselves as Christians. But among these, many still practice African traditional religion and idol worship. Islam also has a strong presence among the Gade people; relations between people of the different faiths are cordial.

Because social activities are closely associated with cultural traditions, nominalism is a problem in the churches. Some Christians occasionally give in to the temptation to participate in cultural activities that are contrary to the faith.

What are their beliefs?
Even though Christianity has been in the region for more than 50 years — and half of the people are Christians — the Gade people do not have any Scripture in their heart language.

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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:Nassarawa state: Nasarawa and Toto LGAs; Abuja Capital Territory, Abuja Municipal Area Council and Kuje LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Gade
People Name General: Gade
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103116
Joshua Project People ID: 11795
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 122,000
Population all Countries: 122,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nupe
People Name General: Gade
Ethnic Code: NAB59m
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gade (122,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ged    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity55.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam20.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent35.00 %
Protestant50.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Gade in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Nupe     Africa, West and Central    
      Gade Nigeria    
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