Baangi, Cibaangi in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Baangi only in Nigeria






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Baangi people live in northern Niger State, in Nigeria. They are centered around Bangi town which is south of Bena. Some speak the Baangi language, and others speak Hausa in order to identify with Hausa culture. They practice a mixture of Animism and Islam, with Islam more evident in the towns.

Ministry Obstacles

Workers will find the area somewhat inaccessible during the rainy season, and living conditions are primitive. Persecution may come later to Baangi believers.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that Nigerian Christians of other tribes will be given a heart to reach the Baangi tribe with the good news of Christ. Pray especially that the Lela, Dakakari people will be given a desire to do this, as they are neighbors.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There probably is not a single follower of Christ among the Baangi tribe. But pray for those who will soon come to Christ, that the Lord will send teachers who will help them become firmly grounded in the faith.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Baangi tribe will be given a growing desire to know Truth, and will not be satisfied with anything less. Pray also for peace in northern Nigeria.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Baangi
People Name in Country Baangi, Cibaangi
Population in Nigeria 24,000
World Population 24,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cibaangi
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Baangi
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 10533
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North Niger state.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Baangi (24,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Baangi 24,000
For Primary Language: Baangi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
75.00 %
0.00 %
25.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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