Naraguta, Iguta of Nigeria
People Name: Naraguta, Iguta
Country: Nigeria
Language: Iguta
Population: 11,000
Unreached: No
People Cluster: Benue
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
% Adherents: 40.00 %
% Evangelical: 7.00 %
Progress Status: 4.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Ananguta are located in Jos-North Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Anaguta reported that they came from the hillside of a place called Gutu, in Song Local Government area of Adamawa State. Their language is Iguta. A high number of them speak Hausa and English very well. The estimated population of the people is about 12,000. Their closest neighbouring communities are the Berom, Buji, Iregwe, Kuce and Izere.

The traditional title of their paramount chief is called ‘Ujah’. They celebrate two traditional festivals called Usundaka and Tukunku. At the festivals, men put on traditional wears made of animal skins, holding bows arrows as they display their masquerade. They tie leaves around their waist as garments, and display their dances. The celebration is marked with local dishes of Tuwo, gwate, doya, gurjiya-da-ridi, kunun-doro, and giya.

The people are primarily farmers and artisans. They cultivate maize, rice, cocoyam, beans, cucumber, tomato, potato and guinea corn. Some of their young men are skillful hunters; others engage in trading and transport business.

Naraguta, Iguta of Nigeria