Geruma in Nigeria

The Geruma have only been reported in Nigeria
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gurma people live in northern Nigeria. They are primarily in four main villages in Bauchi State. Their language is Geruma, and it is only spoken by a few people. Their language is shifting from Geruma to Hausa, the dominant language and culture of the area.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their literacy rate is low.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Geruma people are resistant to the gospel of Christ, and they live in an area where Sharia law is in effect. The Geruma have adopted Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

Christian recordings are available in the Geruma language, and many resources are available in the Hausa language. There is a need for workers to take Christ to the Geruma people.


Prayer Points

There are Christians in some of the nearby people groups. Pray they will see their part of the Great Commission and reach out to the Geruma.
Pray for Geruma disciples to make other disciples.
Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Geruma people of Nigeria.
Pray for Geruma elders and leaders to have dreams about the King of kings.


Scripture Prayers for the Geruma in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-25
People Name General Geruma
People Name in Country Geruma
Population this Country 16,000
Population all Countries 16,000
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 Geremawa
People ID 11873
ROP3 Code 103308
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: Toro, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, and South Ningi 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: Toro, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, and South Ningi LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Geruma (16,000 speakers)
Language Code gea   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Sum
Dialect Code 10181   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Geruma (16,000 speakers)
Language Code gea   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Sum
Dialect Code 10181   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Geruma

Primary Language:  Geruma

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
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
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 Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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