Gwak in Nigeria

Gwak
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Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Gwak
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 88,000
World Population: 88,000
Primary Language: Gwak
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 12.00 %
Evangelicals: 3.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Benue
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Jaar ancestral homeland is in the plateau area. The people are industrious farmers and traders. The Jaar have a traditional fear of spirits coupled with belief in a supreme being. 35 to 40 percent claim to be Christians.

When "JESUS" interrupted their lives through film, the Jaar church became thirsty. Since then, an eager group of zealous church leaders has requested more Scripture in their own language.

Two booklets in a series called "The Wonderful Plan of God" is in progress. These two booklets comprise passages from Genesis and Exodus that lay a foundation for understanding the New Testament, explaining why human beings need a Savior. They tell of the beginning of God's plan to reveal Himself and to open a way of reconciliation.

Also in the works are portions of the New Testament, including Mark's Gospel, Acts and some of the epistles, to give the church materials they can use right away for public reading in weekly services. The plan is to make all the translated portions available in both print and audio media.

The language spoken by Jaar people is so different between the north and the south that they don't really understand each other. This profile is about the Gwak speakers. Their neighbors to the north speak Bankal.

Text Source:   Anonymous