Geruma, Geremawa in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Geruma only in Nigeria






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Guruma people live in northern Nigeria, in an area where Sharia law has been imposed. They are primarily located in four main villages in Bauchi State. The Geruma are ruled by the Gera people, and because of this they have adopted Islam. Their literacy rate is low. Their language is shifting from Geruma to Hausa, the dominant language and culture of the area.

Ministry Obstacles

The Geruma people are resistant to the Gospel of Christ, and they live in an area where Sharia law is in effect. Much care must be taken by anyone approaching them with the Gospel.

Outreach Ideas

Christian recordings are available in the Geruma language, and many resources are available in the Hausa language. Workers are needed to make these available to the people.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are Christians in some of the nearby people groups. Pray they will see their part of the Great Commission and reach out to the Geruma.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Geruma tribe will be given a growing desire to learn more about the man Isa (Jesus), as he is mentioned in the mosque. Perhaps he will come to some in dreams and visions.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Geruma
People Name in Country Geruma, Geremawa
Population in Nigeria 14,000
World Population 14,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Geremawa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Geruma
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 11873
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 Bauchi state, Toro, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, and South Ningi LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Geruma: Sum (14,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Geruma: Sum 14,000
For Primary Language: Geruma

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
0.00 %
90.00 %
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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