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Kambari in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
155,000 Tsishingini Islam 34.00 % 16.00 % No   

Kambari in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Ashingin, or Kambari, people, are mainly found in Agwara, Magama and Mariga LGAs in Niger State. Some live in Rijau , Wushishi and Borgu LGAs. They are also found in Ngaski and Yauri LGAs of Kevvi State. The Kambari are farmers growing millet, guinea-corn, groundnuts and yams. They are grouped into three dialects. The three dialects are Tsishingini, Tsikimba and Cishingini. Not all the dialects are mutually intelligible. Many Kambari people have a negative attitude to modern ways. The elite class among the Kambari feel that the traditional authorities have not approached this well and the authorities blame the elite for failing to cooperate with them.

The authorities have tried by gifts and decrees to get the Kambari to conform to the national culture, but this has been misunderstood and suspected because the authorities did not take the Kambari culture and world view into account. In most places the Kambari are ruled by non-kambari chiefs and their elite have began to oppose this. Most parents are against sending their children to school, feeling that it is a waste of time when the children could be doing farm work. The literacy level in Kambari land may be 3%.

Generally, the Kambari people are very friendly to strangers in their midst unless they deride their culture and religion. Social amenities like roads, health care are very inadequate in all Kambari land but especially south of Niger. Social gatherings like weddings and markets draw huge crowds and many celebrate Islamic festivals. Social vices in the land include drunkenness and sexual immorality. Stealing is not common.

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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:Niger state: Rijau, Mashegu, Kontagora, Magama, and Mariga LGAs, Salka area; Kebbi state: Ngaski LGA, east of Kainji lake.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kambari
People Name General: Kambari
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113953
Joshua Project People ID: 18376
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 155,000
Population all Countries: 155,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Kambari
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
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Primary Language: Tsishingini (155,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tsw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity34.00 %(Evangelical: 16.00 %)
Ethnic Religions11.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam55.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1933-2012
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tsishingini
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nzuwulai n Sa'avu na̱ Tsishingin ...
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Kambari in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Kambari Nigeria    
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            Kambari in Nigeria          
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