Barke in Nigeria

The Barke have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Burku have a traditional chief called Mai-li-taffi, and he lives in the Burku village. They also have an annual traditional festival called Gwarkwati. During the celebration, they play a traditional drum called Dangari to entertain themselves.


Where Are they Located?

The Burku live in one village called Burku, in the Miya District of Ganjuwa LGA in Bauchi State, Nigeria. They have an ethnic population of 10,000. Their neighbours include the Kariya, Ajawa, Choogen, Fulani, Deno, Jimbin, Warji and Miya.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As farmers, the Burku cultivate primarily guinea corn, millet and groundnut.

They have primary and junior secondary schools and a market in their community. Although, they lack health centres, pipe-borne water and electricity. Means of transportation in the area is mainly motorcycles because of their rough and bad roads.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Nearly half of them still practice their ethnic traditional religion; many are reported to be Muslims; some are Christians.

No Scripture is translated to Burku. Literacy level in the mother-tongue is low. There have only been a few responses to the gospel and the growth of the churches is stable. Four church congregations are spreading the gospel of Christ in their community; the Gospel Life, Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and Deeper Life.


What Are Their Needs?

Cross cultural mission is needed among the people, including pastoral training, evangelism, discipleship, economic empowerment, literacy and education, agriculture, and health and medical care.

There is no request for Bible translation in the mother tongue.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Burku people would grow in their desire for the word of God.
Pray for them to have a desire to have scripture in their own language.
Pray the Burku will one day sing songs of praise to Yahweh, their God and King.


Scripture Prayers for the Barke, Burkanawa in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Barke
People Name in Country Barke, Burkanawa
Natural Name Barke
Population this Country 31,000
Population all Countries 31,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Burkanawa; Lipkawa
People ID 10691
ROP3 Code 101073
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 Bauchi state: Darazo, Rafi, and Shiroro LGAs.   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 Bauchi state: Darazo, Rafi, and Shiroro LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mburku (31,000 speakers)
Language Code bbt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mburku (31,000 speakers)
Language Code bbt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mburku

Primary Language:  Mburku

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.75 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
46.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more