Jimbin in Nigeria

The Jimbin have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Jimbin have a traditional chief called Dan. They celebrate a festival called Gwaita. During the celebration, they play gulu (a native drum), sing songs, and dance. The men wear buje, (a baggy pair of trousers) holding swords, and the women wear rasi (a skirt made of leaves). The men and women do that without any shirt or blouse covering their chest. On that special day, the people serve their special dishes consisting of zang (chicken), aku (goat meat), wuru (beef) and kyal (a local beer brewed with guinea corn).


Where Are they Located?

The Jimbin migrated from Maiduguri in Borno State to Ningi, and finally settled in their current locations in Jimbin, Turdu, Lulai 1, Lulai 2, Kurbuli and Anguwan Madaki, in Ganjuwa Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, Nigeria. They have an approximate ethnic population of 300,000.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jimbin are subsistence farmers. They cultivate mainly guinea corn, groundnut and millet.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are African Traditional Religionists (60%), Christians (3%) and Muslims (37%).
There are three church denominations working with the Jimbin: Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Church of Christ in Nation (COCIN) and Baptist.


What Are Their Needs?

They have primary and junior secondary schools, markets, and health clinics in the Jimbin communities. Although, they lack good roads, water supply and electricity. They are also in need of scripture in their mother tongue and an increase of brothers and sisters in Christ.


Prayer Points

May the Jimbin people know that their true citizenship is in Heaven.
Pray that one day the Jimbin people will sing and create songs that glorify God.
Pray for a desire to worship God and to have his word in the language they understand best.


Scripture Prayers for the Jimbin in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Jimbin
People Name in Country Jimbin
Population this Country 8,300
Population all Countries 8,300
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 Jimbinawa
People ID 12358
ROP3 Code 104271
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 LGA, Jimbim settlement.   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 LGA, Jimbim settlement..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Zumbun (8,300 speakers)
Language Code jmb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Zumbun (8,300 speakers)
Language Code jmb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Zumbun

Primary Language:  Zumbun

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
85.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
40.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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