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Bade in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
385,000 Bade Islam 2.00 % 0.02 % No   

Bade in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Bade live in Yobe State and Jigawa State, Nigeria. Most are farmers; however, they usually practice some other occupation during the dry season. Those who farm raise millet as their staple crop, and supplement it with sorghum, corn, and peanuts. They raise sheep, goats, and some horses.

Their settlements vary in size; but most contain walled-in compounds surrounding several mud or grass houses with thatched, cone-shaped roofs. These houses are very cool during the hot months. Farmland surrounds each settlement.

Towns serve as local markets and administrative centers. They contain a local school and mosque. Attached to the mosque are smaller schools for religious teachings.

The household (not the family itself) is an important economic unit. The greater the number in a family, the more prestige the family head is given.

Bade (also spelled Bede or Bedde) is a West Chadic language spoken by the Bade people. There are three major dialects of Bade, Western Bade, Gashua Bade, and Southern Bade. Speakers are shifting to Hausa.

What are their beliefs?
Mixture of Animism and Islam. Some superstitions are still practiced in conjunction with Islam. Charms and amulets are worn around the neck or in pockets for various reasons. There is a charm to ensure a good pregnancy for a mother. There is also one to keep the ghost of the dead from haunting its descendants.

Though there are several hundred believers among the Bade, the churches in the area where they live worship in the Hausa language. There are no known evangelical organizations specifically focusing on the Bade with church planting strategies.

Prayer Points
* Ask God to call people who are willing to go to Africa and share the love of Jesus with the Bade.
* Pray that God will use the small number of Bade believers to share the Gospel with their friends and families.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Bade towards Christians so that they will be receptive to the Gospel.
* Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through intercession.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-02-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-02-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-20
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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:Yobe state: Bade, Jakusko, Bursari, and Karasuwa LGAs; Jigawa state: Guri LGA; Bauchi state: Zaki LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Bade
People Name General: Bade
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100710
Joshua Project People ID: 10548
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 385,000
Population all Countries: 385,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Bade
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bade (385,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bde    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Western Bade
Dialect Code:7494
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.02 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam98.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent100.00 %
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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2013
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bade
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Bade in Nigeria

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Bade Nigeria    
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            Bade in Nigeria          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Bade  
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