The Bauchi people's chief is called Agwam. They have a traditional attire called gudo (a weave clothing). They celebrate two festivals called Ingigiyi and Uvokin Ame. The most common one is the Ingigiyi.
The Bauchi are found in Madaka, Guda, Asamboro, Wayam, Rubu, and Supana villages in Tafa and Shiroro Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Niger State, Nigeria.
They speak six dialects, namely Guda, Madaka, Asamboro, Supana, Wayam and Rubu which also serve as the name of their villages in Rafi and Shiroro LGA of Niger State. They used Bauchi and Hausa in most of their day-to-day community activities.
Surrounding their villages are the speakers of Gbari, Fungwa, Ungwei, Cahungwarya, Gurmana, Kamuku, Pangu and Basa. They marry from within their ethnic group, and intermarry with their neighbours.
The people are farmers. They grow mainly maize, rice, millet, guinea corn, yam, groundnut, potato and beans.
They are mostly Muslims. The few Christians among them are not literate in the vernacular, and the Scripture is yet to be translated into their native language.
Their response to the gospel is slow, and the church among them is not growing. There is no request for the Bible translation in the native language.
They have primary and secondary schools as well as basic healthcare centres, but they are not in good condition. They lack good roads and adequate water supply as well as electricity. They use motorcycle, vehicle and canoe for transportation.
Pray for a hunger for Bible translation amongst the Bauchi people.
Pray that the Gbari, who are neighbours, and who know the changes God can make though their work with Faith and Farming, will have a desire to reach out to the Baangi people and to pray for them.
Pray for an abundant harvest this year.
Pray for the Bauchi Christians to be able to become literate in the language they understand best so they'll be ready to read the scripture when it comes.
Scripture Prayers for the Bauchi in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Anonymous
|People Name General
|People Name in Country
|Population this Country
|Population all Countries
|Frontier People Group
|1 (per PeopleGroups.org)
|Pioneer Workers Needed
|Africa, West and Central
|National Bible Society
|6 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
|Location in Country
|Niger state: Rafi and Shiroro LGAs. Source: Ethnologue 2016
|Bauchi (39,000 speakers)
|bsf Ethnologue Listing
|7879 Global Recordings Listing