Kurama, Bagwama in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Kurama only in Nigeria

Population

62,100

Christian

18.0%

Evangelical

3.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Akurmi settled in Kaduna State, located in northern Nigeria more than 600 years ago. They are amiable and friendly people who are primarily subsistence farmers. Some also work as tailors, carpenters and traders.


What are Their Beliefs?

Can you imagine what it would be like to try to live the Christian life without having a Bible? It would be like trying to live without food. Yet, because Akurmi believers do not have God’s Word in their heart language, that’s what they must do every single day.

Although a small fraction of the Akurmi people practices another major world religion, and an even smaller percentage holds on to traditional rituals, at least 80 percent of the Akurmi are Christians. Many have let go of traditional religious practices and are seriously embracing their Christian faith, but they have no Bible.

The Akurmi people long to have the Scriptures in their mother tongue so that they can increase in their understanding of God’s Word and grow in Christian maturity. They also want to be able to share the Good News with unbelievers in a form that will reach their hearts and minds.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kurama
People Name in Country Kurama, Bagwama
Population in Nigeria 62,100
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Akurumi, Bagwama
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Kurama
Ethnic Code NAB56b
Country Nigeria
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Kaduna state, Saminaka and Ikara LGAs; Kano state, Tudun Waya LGA
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kurama 62,000
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kurama 62,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
18%    ( Evangelical  3.0% )
Ethnic Religions
12.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
70.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
30.00%
Protestant
50.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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