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Nawdm in Togo


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
185,000 Nawdm Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 7.00 %   

Nawdm in Togo

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Introduction / History
The Nawdba, according to their oral history, had settled in Niamtougou of northeast Togo long before the German colonial period (1890-1914). Since then, Nawdba have migrated to central and southern Togo to farm in the cocoa plantations of Ghana and to seek other forms of employment in Côte d'Ivoire. Presently, most Nawdba are in Niamtougou, also known as the home area, and the rest of the population is spread out over other areas of Togo, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire.

The Nawdba are subsistence farmers and also raise livestock. Their cash crops are peanuts, palm nuts and palm oil, manioc, and cotton. Some Nawdba work as masons, carpenters, tailors, blacksmiths, cooks and civil workers. Some of the women have cooperatives making soap. Young men work in the fields or weave baskets and hats. Girls make donuts to sell in the market, care for children and also make and sell millet beer. There are some schools in the area. The language of instruction is Nawdba and French while all the textbooks are in French. There is a high dropout rate from school. Nawdba have a strong sense of belonging to their individual group, be it their clan, quartier or village. Each dialect group considers itself superior to the other. They celebrate carnival in February with costumes and traditional dances, and observe rituals for the whole village to ensure good crops.

The Evangelical Churches of West Africa first introduced Christianity to the group in 1937. In 1940 the Catholics came and in the 1980s the Assemblies of God Church began working in the Nawdm area.

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Country: Togo
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Kara region: Bassar and Doufelgou prefectures, Niamtougou area; Centrale and Plateaux regions: Sotouboua, Amou, Wawa, Tchamba, Est-Mono, and Haho prefectures; significant presence in Lomé.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Nawdm
People Name General: Nawdm
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105867
Joshua Project People ID: 13112
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 185,000
Population all Countries: 193,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Nawdm
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nawdm (185,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nmz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity30.00 %(Evangelical: 7.00 %)
Ethnic Religions70.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic55.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
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: 1992-2010
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)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nawdm
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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Nawdm in Togo

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