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Geruma in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
16,000 Geruma Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Geruma in Nigeria

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The Guruma people live in northern Nigeria, in an area where Sharia law has been imposed. They are primarily located in four main villages in Bauchi State. The Geruma are ruled by the Gera people, and because of this they have adopted Islam. Their literacy rate is low. Their language is shifting from Geruma to Hausa, the dominant language and culture of the area.

Ministry Obstacles
The Geruma people are resistant to the Gospel of Christ, and they live in an area where Sharia law is in effect. Much care must be taken by anyone approaching them with the Gospel.

Outreach Ideas
Christian recordings are available in the Geruma language, and many resources are available in the Hausa language. Workers are needed to make these available to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are Christians in some of the nearby people groups. Pray they will see their part of the Great Commission and reach out to the Geruma.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Geruma tribe will be given a growing desire to learn more about Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), as he is mentioned in the mosque. Perhaps he will come to some in dreams and visions.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-25
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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: Toro, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, and South Ningi LGAs.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Geruma
People Name General: Geruma
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103308
Joshua Project People ID: 11873
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 16,000
Population all Countries: 16,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Geruma
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Geruma (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): gea    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Sum
Dialect Code:10181
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]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Geruma in Nigeria

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