Nuba Maa in Nigeria

Nuba Maa
Photo Source:  Maryamu Danbaba 
Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Nuba Maa
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 42,000
World Population: 42,000
Primary Language: Kamo
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 0.65 %
Evangelicals: 0.40 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Kamo believe their ancestors migrated from Yemen many years ago. There are five Kamo clans living in Gombe State, Nigeria. There is also a large dispersion overseas.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They earn their livelihood by working in farming, small business and some civil service. There has been a Christian influence in their area since the 1920s, but the Kamo Church remains tiny.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there is Muslim influence, the Kamo people primarily adhere to their traditional African religion. They depend on the spirit world for their needs instead of the one who came to give life to the full (John 10:10).

What Are Their Needs?

The Kamo people need Christian Believers to take the JESUS Film to their villages in the local language. It was effective in the past, circumventing the idea that Jesus is only for other ethnic groups.

Prayer Points

Pray for efforts by African missionaries to take the JESUS Film to the Kamo people in their language.
Pray for spiritual hunger among the Kamo people of Nigeria.
Pray this will be the decade of a movement to Christ among these people who are likely to turn to Islam if they do not hear the truth.

Text Source:   Joshua Project