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Naraguta, Iguta in Nigeria

Naraguta, Iguta

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Iguta Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 7.00 % No No   

Naraguta, Iguta in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Ananguta are located in Jos-North Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Anaguta reported that they came from the hillside of a place called Gutu, in Song Local Government area of Adamawa State. Their language is Iguta. A high number of them speak Hausa and English very well. The estimated population of the people is about 12,000. Their closest neighbouring communities are the Berom, Buji, Iregwe, Kuce and Izere.

The traditional title of their paramount chief is called ‘Ujah’. They celebrate two traditional festivals called Usundaka and Tukunku. At the festivals, men put on traditional wears made of animal skins, holding bows arrows as they display their masquerade. They tie leaves around their waist as garments, and display their dances. The celebration is marked with local dishes of Tuwo, gwate, doya, gurjiya-da-ridi, kunun-doro, and giya.

The people are primarily farmers and artisans. They cultivate maize, rice, cocoyam, beans, cucumber, tomato, potato and guinea corn. Some of their young men are skillful hunters; others engage in trading and transport business.

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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:Plateau state: Jos-North LGA; Jos-South, Jos-East, and Bassa LGAs; Bauchi state: Toro LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Naraguta, Iguta
People Name General: Naraguta
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107091
Joshua Project People ID: 13239
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Naraguta
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Iguta (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nar    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity40.00 %(Evangelical: 7.00 %)
Ethnic Religions55.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Naraguta, Iguta in Nigeria

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    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Naraguta Nigeria    
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