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Kurama, Bagwama in Nigeria

Kurama, Bagwama

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
69,000 Kurama Christianity 88.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Kurama, Bagwama in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Akurmi settled in Kaduna State, located in northern Nigeria more than 600 years ago. They are amiable and friendly people who are primarily subsistence farmers. Some also work as tailors, carpenters and traders.

What are their beliefs?
Can you imagine what it would be like to try to live the Christian life without having a Bible? It would be like trying to live without food. Yet, because Akurmi believers do not have God's Word in their heart language, that's what they must do every single day.

Although a small fraction of the Akurmi people practices another major world religion, and an even smaller percentage holds on to traditional rituals, at least 80 percent of the Akurmi are Christians. Many have let go of traditional religious practices and are seriously embracing their Christian faith, but they have no Bible.

The Akurmi people long to have the Scriptures in their mother tongue so that they can increase in their understanding of God's Word and grow in Christian maturity. They also want to be able to share the Good News with unbelievers in a form that will reach their hearts and minds.

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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:Kaduna state: Saminaka and Ikara LGAs; Kano state: Tudun Waya LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kurama, Bagwama
People Name General: Kurama
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105444
Joshua Project People ID: 12871
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 69,000
Population all Countries: 69,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Kurama
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kurama (69,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): krh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity88.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions6.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam6.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant50.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
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
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Kurama, Bagwama in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Kurama Nigeria    
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