Lala-Roba, Gworam in Nigeria


Joshua Project has identified the Lala only in Nigeria

Population

76,700

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Lala-Roba live in a traditional homeland in both Adamawa and Borno states in a rural area with most of the people keeping small farms and/or livestock.

Christian influence came into the area in the 1940s with 90 percent claiming faith in Christ. There has been a positive response to Luke and the “JESUS” film.

The Christian community is eager for more Scripture in their language. The Lala churches have been functioning for years without Scripture in their own language. Christian traditions, rituals and habits revolve around institutionalized forms. But few Lala speakers understand the loving, personal God they worship, nor do they embrace the resurrected Christ as their life source.

Church leaders frequently face questions about divorce and remarriage. They also grieve over the proliferation of drugs and alcohol in the community. HIV/AIDS presents a growing menace. Many Lala people are reluctant to use their own language; they prefer using a more prestigious, regional language.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Lala
People Name in Country Lala-Roba, Gworam
Population in Nigeria 77,000
World Population 77,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Lala
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People ID 12960
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa state, Gombi LGA; Borno state.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lala-Roba (77,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lala-Roba 77,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lala-Roba

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
9.00 %
Ethnic Religions
71.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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