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.
Their literacy rate is low.
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.
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.
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|
|People Name General||Geruma|
|People Name in Country||Geruma|
|Population this Country||16,000|
|Population all Countries||16,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||6 (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|
|Dialect Code||10181 Global Recordings Listing|