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Kamwe, Higi in Nigeria

Kamwe, Higi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
586,000 Kamwe Ethnic Religions 38.00 % 10.00 %   

Kamwe, Higi in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Mənta and Hya live in Adamawa State, Nigeria along the Cameroonian border (some Hya people live in Cameroon as well). The Mənta (known also as Mukta) originated from a nearby mountain of the same name. Although they speak the same language as the Hya, culturally the Mənta are part of the Fali people along with the speakers of Kəryə, Konzəl, Madzara, Vin, Huli, šwin, and Zhilvu. The common name for the language spoken by the Mənta and Hya is Higi, a term sometimes used for the Kamwe and Psikye as well.

Currently there are no literacy programs available for them in their local language, but the village leaders say that the people would be interested in learning to read and write their own language.

Hausa is the official church language among the Mənta. Many church-goers own Bibles, but only in English or Hausa. Although there is a new Testament in Kamwe, few Mənta understand it. Some Christian radio programs are broadcast in the area in Hausa and several other languages.

What are their needs?
A deacon from a Baptist church in one Mənta village states that Bible translation is needed because people understand their heart language more easily than Hausa or English. The Hya in Cameroon are using the Psikye New Testament. Little is known about the Hya in Nigeria. Perhaps they are using the Kamwe New Testament; perhaps it is too difficult for them to understand.

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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: Michika LGA, Mandara mountains.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Kamwe, Higi
People Name General: Kamwe
Alternate People Names:
HigiVacamwe
ROP3 Code: 104546
Joshua Project People ID: 12483
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 586,000
Population all Countries: 596,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Kamwe
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kamwe (586,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hig    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity38.00 %(Evangelical: 10.00 %)
Ethnic Religions49.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam13.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
 
(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: 1972
New Testament:
1975-1999Audio
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 Kamwe
 
 
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