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Glavda in Nigeria

Glavda

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
48,000 Glavda Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % No   

Glavda in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Glavda people live in northeastern Nigeria. Historically they are hill-dwellers, who resisted the Fulani Islamic holy wars. Today, some have become Muslim and wear traditional Islamic dress. However, the majority are split between traditional religious beliefs they have held for centuries and Christianity which has come through missionary efforts in the last 70 years. Most of the Glavda are farmers who raise peanuts, maize, and millet on hillside terraces. A man's work includes farming, crafting leather, making baskets, spinning, weaving, and building. Women make clay objects, train the small children, prepare the meals, and do other household activities.

Most Glavda believe in a single god who is the creator of all things and who keeps his creation in order. They believe this god only intervenes with creation when order has been disturbed. The Glavda do not pray to this god, but rather to their ancestors, who they believe will intercede on their behalf. The Glavda believe that the Earth is the "mother goddess" who has birthed all other supernatural beings, including thunder and lightning, black snakes, crocodiles, and certain inanimate objects.

Although the Glavda have shown some interest in Christian teachings, only a small percentage of them have accepted Jesus as Savior. A few of the ethnic groups in the area are being targeted by mission agencies; others have no missionaries working among them. Only the gospel of Mark has been translated into their language. Today no Christian radio or television broadcasts are being aired in the Glavda language. Most of the Glavda have never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel. Additional laborers and evangelistic materials are needed. The Glavda people must have the whole Word of God translated in their own language to know that the Creator is not an impersonal god, but rather a loving Savior who cares for them and wants their freedom from slavery to the spirits through fear.

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Country: Nigeria
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
Persecution Rank:12 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Borno state: Gwoza LGA, mainly Nggoshe village (different from Ngoshi); Agapalawa, Amuda, Vale, Ashigashiya, Kerawa, and Pelekwa villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Glavda
People Name General: Glavda
Alternate People Names:
AmetsaGelebda
GuelebdaVale
ROP3 Code: 103392
Joshua Project People ID: 11908
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 48,000
Population all Countries: 56,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Glavda
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Glavda (48,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): glw    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Ngoshie
Dialect Code:10263
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity20.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions65.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam15.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent40.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1967
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 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 Glavda
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
 
 
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Glavda in Nigeria

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