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Lala-Roba, Gworam in Nigeria

Lala-Roba, Gworam

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
88,000 Lala-Roba Christianity 80.00 % 16.00 % No   

Lala-Roba, Gworam in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Lala-Roba live in a traditional homeland in both Adamawa and Borno states in a rural area with most of the people keeping small farms and/or livestock.

Christian influence came into the area in the 1940s with 90 percent claiming faith in Christ. There has been a positive response to Luke and the "JESUS" film.

The Christian community is eager for more Scripture in their language. The Lala churches have been functioning for years without Scripture in their own language. Christian traditions, rituals and habits revolve around institutionalized forms. But few Lala speakers understand the loving, personal God they worship, nor do they embrace the resurrected Christ as their life source.

Church leaders frequently face questions about divorce and remarriage. They also grieve over the proliferation of drugs and alcohol in the community. HIV/AIDS presents a growing menace. Many Lala people are reluctant to use their own language; they prefer using a more prestigious, regional language.

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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: Gombi LGA; Borno state.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Lala-Roba, Gworam
People Name General: Lala-Roba
ROP3 Code: 108387
Joshua Project People ID: 12960
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 88,000
Population all Countries: 88,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Lala-Roba
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Lala-Roba (88,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lla    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 16.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant50.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) 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 Lala-Roba
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Lala-Roba, Gworam in Nigeria

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    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Lala-Roba Nigeria    
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