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Gengle in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,400 Gengle Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 % No No   

Gengle in Nigeria

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Gengle are farmers. Millet is the staple crop in the region and is used to make flour and beer. The religion of the Gengle involves a "totemic" perspective, a system of belief in which each human is thought to have a spiritual connection or a kinship with another physical being, such as an animal or plant. Offerings and sacrifices are made to family ancestors to appease them and to thank them, especially during harvest times. The dancing of bush cow masks is known to be a part of a secret society whose main purpose is to ask the ancestors who are associated with the bush cow for abundance and agricultural fertility. Wooden statues that are carved to represent the dead are placed near the skull of the deceased person. It is believed that the spirit is then able to enter the statue which can be transported into the house where it is involved in the daily lives of the living.

Ministry Obstacles
Spiritual opposition will surely be encountered as Jesus is presented to these people held in bondage to spiritual forces.

Outreach Ideas
Pray that the believers from nearby tribes will be led to tell the Gengle about Jesus, who he is and what he has provided for them. Pray they will be able to overcome tribal hostilities and barriers such as language differences.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There is probably not a single follower of Jesus within this small tribe. Pray the Lord will begin to give these people an interest in a Savior from their sin, and that he will give them a desire to find this Savior.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Gengle tribe will be completely delivered from fear of created things. Pray they will find truth: Jesus is Truth.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-27
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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: Mayo Belwa and Fufore LGAs.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gengle
People Name General: Gengle
ROP3 Code: 103294
Joshua Project People ID: 11862
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,400
Population all Countries: 6,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Gengle
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gengle (6,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): geg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions86.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
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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Gengle in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Gengle Nigeria    
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