Ngizim, Ngizmawa in Nigeria

Ngizim, Ngizmawa
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Map Source:  Bethany World Prayer Center
People Name: Ngizim, Ngizmawa
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 166,000
World Population: 166,000
Primary Language: Ngizim
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 7.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.63 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Chadic
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

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.

Where Are they Located?

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.

What Are Their Lives Like?

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.

What Are Their Beliefs?

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.

Prayer Points

* 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.

Text Source:   Anchinai Bilandagaya