Nuba Maa in Nigeria

The Nuba Maa have only been reported in Nigeria
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Kamo believe their ancestors migrated from Yemen many years ago. There are five Kamo clans living in Gombe State, Nigeria. There is also a large dispersion overseas.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They earn their livelihood by working in farming, small business and some civil service. There has been a Christian influence in their area since the 1920s, but the Kamo Church remains tiny.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there is Muslim influence, the Kamo people primarily adhere to their traditional African religion. They depend on the spirit world for their needs instead of the one who came to give life to the full (John 10:10).


What Are Their Needs?

The Kamo people need Christian Believers to take the JESUS Film to their villages in the local language. It was effective in the past, circumventing the idea that Jesus is only for other ethnic groups.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Nuba Maa in Nigeria.

Pray for efforts by African missionaries to take the JESUS Film to the Kamo people in their language.
Pray for spiritual hunger among the Kamo people of Nigeria.
Pray this will be the decade of a movement to Christ among these people who are likely to turn to Islam if they do not hear the truth.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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People Name General Nuba Maa
People Name in Country Nuba Maa
Population this Country 42,000
Population all Countries 42,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kmhmu; Krong; Nubama; Tenh; Maa
People ID 12476
ROP3 Code 104535
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 Gombe state: Billiri, Kaltungo and Akko 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 Gombe state: Billiri, Kaltungo and Akko LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Kamo (42,000 speakers)
Language Code kcq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kamo (42,000 speakers)
Language Code kcq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kamo

Primary Language:  Kamo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2012-2013)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kamo
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
0.65 %
Ethnic Religions
94.35 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
55.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source Maryamu Danbaba 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more