Lala-Roba, Gworam in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Lala only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


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 79,000
World Population 79,000
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 10  (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 (79,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lala-Roba 79,000

For Main Lanugage: Lala-Roba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Lala-Roba Film / Video
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
9.00 %
Ethnic Religions
71.00 %
0.00 %
20.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
25.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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