Bade in Nigeria

The Bade have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

Bade (also spelled Bede or Bedde) is a West Chadic language spoken by the Bade people. There are three major dialects of Bade, Western Bade, Gashua Bade, and Southern Bade. Speakers are shifting to Hausa. The Bade live in Yobe State and Jigawa State, Nigeria.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most are farmers; however, they usually practice some other occupation during the dry season. Those who farm raise millet as their staple crop, and supplement it with sorghum, corn and peanuts. They raise sheep, goats, and some horses.

Their settlements vary in size; but most contain walled-in compounds surrounding several mud or grass houses with thatched, cone-shaped roofs. These houses are very cool during the hot months. Farmland surrounds each settlement. Towns serve as local markets and administrative centers. They contain a local school and mosque. Attached to the mosque are smaller schools for religious teachings.

The household (not the family itself) is an important economic unit. The greater the number in a family, the more prestige the family head has.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bade people mix traditional animism and Islam. They wear charms and amulets around the neck or in pockets for various reasons. For example, they have a charm to ensure a good pregnancy for a mother. There is also one to keep the ghost of the dead from haunting its descendants.


What Are Their Needs?

Though there are several hundred believers among the Bade, the churches in the area where they live worship in the Hausa language. There are no known evangelical organizations specifically focusing on the Bade with church planting strategies.


Prayer Points

Ask God to win, equip and send Bade believers to disciple those who need the savior.
Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Bade people that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
Pray for the gift of faith in the one who came that we may have life to the full.


Scripture Prayers for the Bade in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-02-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-02-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-20
People Name General Bade
People Name in Country Bade
Pronunciation BAH-day
Population this Country 415,000
Population all Countries 415,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names Bade-Kado
People ID 10548
ROP3 Code 100710
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 Yobe state: Bade, Jakusko, Bursari, and Karasuwa LGAs; Jigawa state: Guri LGA; Bauchi state: Zaki LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 Yobe state: Bade, Jakusko, Bursari, and Karasuwa LGAs; Jigawa state: Guri LGA; Bauchi state: Zaki LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Bade in Nigeria Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Bade (415,000 speakers)
Language Code bde   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Western Bade
Dialect Code 7494   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bade (415,000 speakers)
Language Code bde   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Western Bade
Dialect Code 7494   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bade

Primary Language:  Bade

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2013)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bade
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.02 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
100.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more