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Zangwal in Nigeria



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Zangwal in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
In Nigeria the Hausas and Fulanis have merged to become the most powerful people in northern Nigeria. Smaller people groups like the Zangwal are merging with them. As that process continues, the Zangwal people are in danger of losing their culture and adopt folk Islam like the Hausa-Fulani. Even now they might no longer be a distinct people group. The Zangwal language is in danger of disappearing, as young people prefer to speak Hausa or English. No Christian resources are currently available in the Zangwal language.

Where are they located?
They are very small in number and found in Bauchi State of central Nigeria.

What are their lives like?
From every indication, the Zangwal may have been already assimilated into the much larger Hausa/Fulani culture.

What are their beliefs?
The Zangwal people are Sunni, the largest branch of Islam. They believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, revealed through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship.

The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.

In most of the Muslim world, peoples like the Zangwal depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. The often use charms and amulets to help them deal with spiritual forces.

What are their needs?
The Zangwal people need abundant rain for their crops and their livestock so they can live lives free of want and poverty. They need medical care and good schools that will help the next generation to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

The Zangwal people need the blessings of the Risen Christ, who has conquered death, and will give them abundant life if they are willing to accept His guidance. They need the gift of faith in Jesus Christ, who alone is the judge of all mankind, and will separate the sheep from the goats on Judgment Day.

Prayer Points
* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Zangwal people.
* Pray for a movement of Zangwal households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Zangwal people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Zangwal people.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

References
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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:Bauchi state: Bauchi LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Zangwal
People Name General: Zangwal
ROP3 Code: 111145
Joshua Project People ID: 16086
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Zangwal
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
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Language
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Primary Language: Zangwal (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): zah    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam90.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active 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
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
 
 
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Zangwal in Nigeria

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