Ruruma in Nigeria

The Ruruma have only been reported in Nigeria
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Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Most people/tribe have a movement history, Ruruma is without exception. The origin of the Ruruma is still a matter of mythical propositions some of which include coming from Rome, Bauchi State, etc indicating the participation in the mobility of humanity in planet earth over history. The latest tales states that Ruruma people lived on/around the Kudaru/Zurubu hills moving in the area of River karami and crossing to Kauru. The hill settlements, referred to as Makuwha by the Ruruma people, were majorly grouped as Kusahn, Abakhu and Rigirhu as the Rulership house. These three settlements are in existence in the present plains but new ones evolved as people dispersed further from them bringing addition of Kakudha, Kagadama and Rafin Rimi. There are other towns that were created by the Ruruma people but are now inhabited mostly by the Hausa people. These include Kauru and Kadage (Kurwhi), while the Kitimi people had part of Ruruma land ceded to them. Our neighbours include Rumaya, whom understand Ruruma language and Hausa to the north, the hills and Kitimi to the east, Kaibi and Kiwallo to the south, while river Kaduna bounds the land to the west. The greater influence to the language is the interaction with the Hausa as many words have lost their origin in favour of hausa words. The name of the major town, Kusahn was changed to the present Kwassam and in the www it is stated as New kwasam indicating the old to be the hillside from where they descended to present plains.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Farming, hunting/fishing, trading forms the major activities for survival of the people over the years. Those that excel in their work were given honour of titles like Magwari for excelling in farming.


What Are Their Beliefs?

From being practitioners of traditional religion, the majority of Ruruma people accepted Christianity and it is the one factor that has projected us the more to the outside world. Some websites that have something to do with Ruruma include www.globalrecordings.net, www.anglicandiocesekaduna.com, www.joshuaproject.net, www.cbcn.org/asp.scripts, in a scanty form though, but are Christian religion related.


What Are Their Needs?

No human group exist without needs for better life. Such needs include better health facilities, clean water, good roads, telephone network and higher education institutions especially in agricultural areas.


Prayer Points

Incursion of the devil through witchcraft and secret societies, need for peaceful coexistence with people around especially Fulani herdsmen.


Scripture Prayers for the Ruruma in Nigeria.


References

From National Archives of Nigeria. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=new+kwasam&sll http://www.etnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=ruz http://www.traveljournals.net www.anglicandiocesekaduna.com, www.globalrecordings.net, www.joshuaproject.net,


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ruruma
People Name in Country Ruruma
Alternate Names Turama
Population this Country 16,000
Population all Countries 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14596
ROP3 Code 108449
ROP25 Code 307070
ROP25 Name Ruruma
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kaduna state: Kauru LGA.   Source:  Field source, 7/19/2022
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kaduna state: Kauru LGA..   Source:  Field source, 7/19/2022

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Ruma (16,000 speakers)
Language Code ruz   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Ruruma
Dialect Code 2576   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ruma (16,000 speakers)
Language Code ruz   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Ruruma
Dialect Code 2576   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ruma

Primary Language:  Ruma

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Anonymous 
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