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Bajju, Kaje in Nigeria

Bajju, Kaje

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
589,000 Jju Christianity 50.00 % 5.00 %   

Bajju, Kaje in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
Most Jju live in a rural area and work as farmers. Some left their homes to pursue higher education and city jobs. Although there is sporadic religious conflict, the Jju generally get along well with neighboring ethnic groups.

The Jju look to the paramount chief as their traditional ruler. When he is seated in his courtroom, visitors remove their shoes, bend low in respect, enter and keep their heads below his level.

The Jju alphabet has both double and single letters. Strong ("fortis") consonants, pronounced with more force, are written with double letters, as in the beginning of the name, Jju. The two beginning letters represent one sound; think of "ph" or "sh" in English. The equivalent weak ("lenis") consonants, pronounced more softly, are spelled with a single letter.

What are their beliefs?
The Jju people first heard the Gospel from missionaries in the 1930s, and about 50 percent of them are Christians today. The remaining Jju community affiliates with Islam. Some also embrace African animistic traditions.

What are their needs?
The Jju church is grateful for and uses their New Testament, published in 1982. The Jju New Testament sold out and is currently being reprinted. Their language is highly valued and used for church services. Pastors realize that to reach non-Christians, they need to have all of God's Word. Muslims in the area can more readily relate to the concepts and history presented in the Old Testament — and this can be a bridge to help people understand the message of the New Testament too.

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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:Kaduna state: Kachia and Jema’a LGAs.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Bajju, Kaje
People Name General: Bajju, Kaje
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104436
Joshua Project People ID: 12435
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 589,000
Population all Countries: 589,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Bajju, Kaje
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Jju (589,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kaj    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity50.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam25.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic75.00 %
(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: 1972
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Jju
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Bajju, Kaje in Nigeria

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      Bajju, Kaje Nigeria    
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