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Janjo in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
114,000 Dza Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 14.00 % No   

Janjo in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
In northeastern Nigeria where the Dza, also known as the Jenjo, people live large-scale farms raise coffee, tea, groundnuts and cotton as cash crops. Their state also produces large numbers of sheep, cattle and goats as well as raising rabbits, poultry and pigs.

What are their beliefs?
The Good News first came to the Dza through Christian workers in the 1940s. Today, about 35 percent claim faith in Christ. About 10 percent follow another major world religion while the rest practice traditional African beliefs.

Eight Christian denominations have established work among the Dza. Despite economic challenges, local churches are highly motivated to translate Scripture into their own language. At a meeting to discuss the project's feasibility, all the denominations were well-represented. They know having access to God's Word in the language they speak will allow for greater impact in discipleship. It will also help the community preserve their language, promote unity among them as a people and give them tools for evangelism.

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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:Taraba state: Karim Lamido, Lau, Jalingo, Gassol, Ibi, and Ardokola LGAs; Adamawa state: Numan and Lamurde LGAs; Gombe state: Balanga LGA. Main town is Dza (Jen) by Benue river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Janjo
People Name General: Janjo
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104185
Joshua Project People ID: 12321
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 114,000
Population all Countries: 114,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Janjo
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dza (114,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jen    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity35.00 %(Evangelical: 14.00 %)
Ethnic Religions55.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% 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
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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 Dza
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Janjo in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Janjo Nigeria    
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            Janjo in Nigeria          
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      Ethnic Religions     Dza  
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