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Longuda, Jessu in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
99,000 Longuda Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 14.00 % No   

Longuda, Jessu in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Longuda are located in the northeastern part of Nigeria, mostly in Guyuk, Adamawa state, Gombe state and parts of Borno.

What are their lives like?
The Longuda are a polygamous people, but with the advent and reception of Christianity the 'one-man-one-woman' practice is followed. They are a matrilineal people. Their primary occupation is farming and they produce Guinea corn, cassava, maize and vegetables. They value education and are keen on having their children enroll in western schools. The Longuda man also believes in self-reliance, hence the pursuit of vocational education and trades.

The Longuda believe in total dominance hence subjecting wives to being housewives without practicing any vocation skill. Both men and women are conditioned to show no emotion with a little laxity in the women.

What are their beliefs?
The Longuda people believe in a supreme deity, one who made the heaven and the earth. They practice two main religions: Christianity and traditional religions. There is also a low practice of Islam amongst those living in the northern part of Guyuk.

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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:Gombe state: Balanga LGA; Adamawa state: Guyuk LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Longuda, Jessu
People Name General: Longuda
Alternate People Names:
Nya GuyuwaNya Gwanda
ROP3 Code: 105855
Joshua Project People ID: 13104
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 99,000
Population all Countries: 99,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Longuda
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Longuda (99,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lnu    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Nya Tariya
Dialect Code:13080
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity40.00 %(Evangelical: 14.00 %)
Ethnic Religions55.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent50.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1975
New Testament:
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Longuda
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Longuda, Jessu in Nigeria

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      Longuda Nigeria    
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