Baangi in Nigeria

The Baangi have only been reported in Nigeria
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Baangi people live in northern Niger State, in Nigeria. They are centred around Bangi town which is south of Bena. The Baangi use Hausa predominantly for daily activities in their community. Only a few of their elderly are still fluent in the vernacular. Sadly they have abandoned most of their cultural activities because of their Islamic beliefs.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most villages have primary and secondary schools in their community. They also have basic health care centres. They use vehicles, motorcycles, camels and donkeys as means of transportation.

The main staple of their diet is a traditional food called Chachaka (prepared with pumpkin leaf). Agriculture is the most common economic activity, common crops are maize, cassava, bambara nut, yam, guinea corn and groundnut.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Baangi are mostly Muslims, and very few African traditional religionists. No Christian are reported among them, although they have church denominations in their communities, such as Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Baptist, Cherubim and Seraphim, Living Faith and Catholic. There is no scripture available in the language and there has been no request for this, so the response to the gospel is very slow.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Baangi people will desire God’s word in their own language.
Pray that their churches will be filled with worship to the king of kings!
Pray that the elderly will share their vernacular language with the Baangi youth.
Pray that their cultural activities will thrive again.
Pray for an abundant harvest and that the Baangi people will know that the blessings come from God.


Scripture Prayers for the Baangi in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Baangi
People Name in Country Baangi
Pronunciation BAHNG-ee
Population this Country 31,000
Population all Countries 31,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Cibaangi
People ID 10533
ROP3 Code 100683
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Niger state. Mariga LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016 and NEMA
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Niger state. Mariga LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016 and NEMA
Map of Baangi in Nigeria Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Baangi (31,000 speakers)
Language Code bqx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Baangi (31,000 speakers)
Language Code bqx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Baangi

Primary Language:  Baangi

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
75.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more