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Mwaghavul in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
162,000 Mwaghavul Christianity 80.00 % 9.00 %   

Mwaghavul in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
It was in the early years of 1700 when Mwaghavul man migrated from the Middle East in search of a comfordable environment to live in that took them to Nigeria through Borno where they first settled.

Later on, they where not comfortable there either, so they began to think of relocating to another place in order to have time to serve their god. So they moved to Plateau State and first settled with their brothers, the Angas, but there was not enough space for them to live. They went down to Barking Ladi and later to Shendam, Qu'anpan before finally settling in Mangu. They love farming, fishing and every kind of work that will earn them a living.

The Mwaghavul Man believe in teamwork and care for one another. They love education and dedicating themselves to it.

Today the Mwaghavul are unnumbered due to their population growth and ability to move around the globe.

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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: Barakin-Ladi and Mangu LGAs.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Mwaghavul
People Name General: Mwaghavul
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109618
Joshua Project People ID: 15128
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 162,000
Population all Countries: 162,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Mwaghavul
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mwaghavul (162,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sur    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Panyam
Dialect Code:14470
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 9.00 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam18.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent40.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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: 1915-1966
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 Mwaghavul
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
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Mwaghavul in Nigeria

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      Mwaghavul Nigeria    
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