The Lala-Roba live in a traditional homeland in both Adamawa and Borno states in a rural area with most of the people keeping small farms and/or livestock.
Christian influence came into the area in the 1940s with 90 percent claiming faith in Christ. There has been a positive response to Luke and the "JESUS" film.
The Christian community is eager for more Scripture in their language. The Lala churches have been functioning for years without Scripture in their own language. Christian traditions, rituals and habits revolve around institutionalized forms. But few Lala speakers understand the loving, personal God they worship, nor do they embrace the resurrected Christ as their life source.
Church leaders frequently face questions about divorce and remarriage. They also grieve over the proliferation of drugs and alcohol in the community. HIV/AIDS presents a growing menace. Many Lala people are reluctant to use their own language; they prefer using a more prestigious, regional language.
Scripture Prayers for the Lala-Roba, Gworam in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Lala-Roba|
|People Name in Country||Lala-Roba, Gworam|
|Population this Country||95,000|
|Population all Countries||95,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|ROP25 Name||Roba (Lala-Roba)|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||6 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Adamawa state: Gombi LGA; Borno state. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Lala-Roba
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Lala-Roba||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Lala-Roba||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Lala-Roba||YouVersion Bibles|