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Vemgo-Mabas, Visik in Nigeria

Vemgo-Mabas, Visik

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
19,000 Vemgo-Mabas Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Vemgo-Mabas, Visik in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Vemgo-Mabas people live in northeastern Nigeria and northern Cameroon. Historically they fled to the hills to resist the Fulani Islamic wars. Today, some of them have become Muslim and wear traditional Islamic dress. The majority, however, are split between traditional religious beliefs that they have held for centuries and Christianity which has come through missionary efforts in the last seventy years.

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

Although the Vemgo-Mabas have shown some interest in Christian teachings, only a small percentage 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. The Vemgo-Mabas have no portions of the Bible in their language. Currently, no Christian radio or television broadcasts are being aired in their language either. Most have never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel. Additional laborers, evangelistic materials, and Bible translation are needed. They need to know that the Creator is not an impersonal god, rather, He is a loving Savior who cares for them and wants them freed from slavery to the spirits through fear.

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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:Adamawa state: Michika LGA, Madagali district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Vemgo-Mabas, Visik
People Name General: Vemgo-Mabas
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ROP3 Code: 105952
Joshua Project People ID: 13173
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 19,000
Population all Countries: 21,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Vemgo-Mabas
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Vemgo-Mabas (19,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): vem    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam60.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Vemgo-Mabas, Visik in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Vemgo-Mabas Nigeria    
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