The Ngizim or Ngizimawa are a tribal group who speak the Ngizim language as their main language. The Ngizim live in Yobe state and some part of Jigawa state. However, those in Borno state were assimilated into other tribes. The Ngizim are the founders of Pataskum (or Potiskum). The Emir of Potiskum: Alh Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya Oon is the paramount ruler and spiritual head of the Ngizim.
They are mostly located in Yobe state, Nigeria. The Ngizim live in many towns and villages including: Potiskum (the traditional headquaters), Lailai, Muguram, Chikuriwa, Bubaram, Danchuwa, Damazai, Ngojin, Majewa Nahuta, Lampade, Badejo, Buramau, Damagum, Fune, Jumma'a, Kurmi, Maje, Mamudo, Maizarma, Dawura, Dakasku, Madhimba, Bula, Gaba, Gadaka, Babut Bilam Fusam, Nasarawan Helma, Alaraba and Jaji.
The people are mainly farmers. They are very humble people and welcome settlers among them. They are huge and dark. Some wear tribal marks on their faces and stomachs. The men are polygamous.
Most Ngizim are Muslims but a significant number are Christian. Muslims believed in God and destiny and most of their problems are channeled to God for remedy.
Among the nearly five million Kanuri, there are several thousand known believers, mostly among the Ngizim. Pray they will begin to share the gospel with their neighbors.
Scripture Prayers for the Ngizim, Ngizmawa in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Anchinai Bilandagaya|
|People Name General||Ngizim|
|People Name in Country||Ngizim, Ngizmawa|
|Population this Country||180,000|
|Population all Countries||180,000|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||6 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Yobe state: Damaturu LGA. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Ngizim
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|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 Ngizim||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Ngizim||Literacy & Evangelism International|