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Bankalawa, Jarawa in Nigeria



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
93,000 Bankal Islam 35.00 % 2.00 % No No   

Bankalawa, Jarawa in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Jaar ancestral homeland is in the plateau area. The people are industrious farmers and traders. The Jaar have a traditional fear of spirits coupled with belief in a supreme being. 35 to 40 percent claim to be Christians.

When "JESUS" interrupted their lives through film, the Jaar church became thirsty. Since then, an eager group of zealous church leaders has requested more Scripture in their own language.

Two booklets in a series called "The Wonderful Plan of God" is in progress. These two booklets comprise passages from Genesis and Exodus that lay a foundation for understanding the New Testament, explaining why human beings need a Savior. They tell of the beginning of God's plan to reveal Himself and to open a way of reconciliation.

Also in the works are portions of the New Testament, including Mark's Gospel, Acts and some of the epistles, to give the church materials they can use right away for public reading in weekly services. The plan is to make all the translated portions available in both print and audio media.

The language spoken by Jaar people is so different between the north and the south that they don't really understand each other. This profile is about the Bankal speakers. Their southern neighbors speak Gwak.

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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
Total Provinces on file:2
Location in Country:Bauchi state: Dass LGA, Dott, Bajar, Lir; Bauchi LGA, Nyamrat, Luda, Din, and Zungur; Tafawa-Balewa LGA, Bagel; Toro LGA, Kufai and Luchi.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Bankalawa, Jarawa
People Name General: Bankalawa, Jarawa
Alternate People Names:
BadaKogi
ROP3 Code: 104198
Joshua Project People ID: 12327
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 93,000
Population all Countries: 93,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Bankalawa, Jarawa
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bankal (93,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jjr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity35.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam40.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
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