Geruma in Nigeria

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People Name: Geruma
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 16,000
World Population: 16,000
Primary Language: Geruma
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 2.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.50 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Chadic
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Gurma people live in northern Nigeria. They are primarily in four main villages in Bauchi State. Their language is Geruma, and it is only spoken by a few people. Their language is shifting from Geruma to Hausa, the dominant language and culture of the area.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Their literacy rate is low.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Geruma people are resistant to the gospel of Christ, and they live in an area where Sharia law is in effect. The Geruma have adopted Islam.

What Are Their Needs?

Christian recordings are available in the Geruma language, and many resources are available in the Hausa language. There is a need for workers to take Christ to the Geruma people.

Prayer Points

There are Christians in some of the nearby people groups. Pray they will see their part of the Great Commission and reach out to the Geruma.
Pray for Geruma disciples to make other disciples.
Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Geruma people of Nigeria.
Pray for Geruma elders and leaders to have dreams about the King of kings.

Text Source:   Joshua Project