• PEOPLE NAME: JARAWA OF NIGERIA


PEID: 13873

ROP: 104198

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Benue

Language: Bankal - (jjr)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions - Animism

Country: Nigeria

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Population: 91,000

Global Population: 91,000


PEID: 13873

ROP: 104198

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Jarawa of Nigeria, numbering 91,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Benue people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Nigeria. Their primary language is Bankal. The primary religion practiced by the Jarawa is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.


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