Longuda, Jessu in Nigeria

Longuda, Jessu
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People Name: Longuda, Jessu
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 110,000
World Population: 110,000
Primary Language: Longuda
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 40.00 %
Evangelicals: 14.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Longuda are located in the northeastern part of Nigeria, mostly in Guyuk, Adamawa state, Gombe state and parts of Borno.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Longuda are a polygamous people, but with the advent and reception of Christianity the 'one-man-one-woman' practice is followed. They are a matrilineal people. Their primary occupation is farming and they produce Guinea corn, cassava, maize and vegetables. They value education and are keen on having their children enroll in western schools. The Longuda man also believes in self-reliance, hence the pursuit of vocational education and trades.

The Longuda believe in total dominance hence subjecting wives to being housewives without practicing any vocation skill. Both men and women are conditioned to show no emotion with a little laxity in the women.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Longuda people believe in a supreme deity, one who made the heaven and the earth. They practice two main religions: Christianity and traditional religions. There is also a low practice of Islam amongst those living in the northern part of Guyuk.

Text Source:   Nakal Wilberforce Babale Mirchaulum