Laru in Nigeria

The Laru have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Laru of Nigeria have fewer than 4,000 speakers of the Laru language.


Where Are they Located?

The village of Laru is just 65 KM northwest of Jos, Nigeria. Neighboring districts are Sanga and Bakin Kogi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Laru, and Lopa, a nearby people group, are fishing peoples who live around the edge of Lake Kainji. Prior to the creation of the lake in 1974, they lived on islands in the Niger, but afterwards they were divided by the water and now have very little contact. Competition for fish is very intense in today’s Nigeria, and many have turned to farming. Very little has previously been recorded about their settlements and language, apart from passing references in ethnographic texts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Laru is ethno religion. It is highly likely that Islam is commonly practiced within the area.


What Are Their Needs?

Being so close to Jos, a major city which has suffered from the impact of terrorism and bandits over many years, means that most of their infrastructure has been highly affected. Those who live in Laru are likely to be without electricity, reliable public transportation and running water.


Prayer Points

For the Laru people to know their identity in Christ.
That the Laru people would hunger for a relationship with Jesus.
For protection from bandits and acts of terror.
For God’s provision and an abundant harvest.
That they would become fishers of men.


Scripture Prayers for the Laru in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Laru
People Name in Country Laru
Population this Country 31,000
Population all Countries 31,000
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 Larawa
People ID 13000
ROP3 Code 105656
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 Niger state: Borgu LGA, Niger river banks, Karabonde, Monnai, Leshigbe, Luma, Sansanni, and Shagunu villages.   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 Niger state: Borgu LGA, Niger river banks, Karabonde, Monnai, Leshigbe, Luma, Sansanni, and Shagunu villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Laru (31,000 speakers)
Language Code lan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Laru (31,000 speakers)
Language Code lan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Laru

Primary Language:  Laru

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
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
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more