Ngizim, Ngizmawa in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Ngizim only in Nigeria

Population

137,000

Christian

7%

Evangelical

0.63%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anchinai Bilandagaya


Introduction / History

The Ngizim or Ngizimawa are a tribal group who speak the Ngizim language as their main language. The Ngizim live in Yobe state and some part of Jigawa state. However, those in Borno state were assimilated into other tribes. The Ngizim are the founders of Pataskum (or Potiskum). The Emir of Potiskum: Alh Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya Oon is the paramount ruler and spiritual head of the Ngizim.


Where are they Located?

They are mostly located in Yobe state, Nigeria. The Ngizim live in many towns and villages including: Potiskum (the traditional headquaters), Lailai, Muguram, Chikuriwa, Bubaram, Danchuwa, Damazai, Ngojin, Majewa Nahuta, Lampade, Badejo, Buramau, Damagum, Fune, Jumma'a, Kurmi, Maje, Mamudo, Maizarma, Dawura, Dakasku, Madhimba, Bula, Gaba, Gadaka, Babut Bilam Fusam, Nasarawan Helma, Alaraba and Jaji.


What are Their Lives Like?

The people are mainly farmers. They are very humble people and welcome settlers among them. They are huge and dark. Some wear tribal marks on their faces and stomachs. The men are polygamous.


What are Their Beliefs?

Most Ngizim are Muslims but a significant number are Christian. Muslims believed in God and destiny and most of their problems are channeled to God for remedy.


Prayer Points

* Among the nearly five million Kanuri, there are several thousand known believers, mostly among the Ngizim. Pray they will begin to share the gospel with their neighbors.



Profile Source: Anchinai Bilandagaya
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Country Nigeria
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Yobe state, Damaturu LGA
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People Name General Ngizim
People Name in Country Ngizim, Ngizmawa
ROP3 Code 107272
Joshua Project People ID 13359
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nigeria 137,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Ngizmawa,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ngizim 137,156
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Ngizim
Ethnic Code NAB60b
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
7%    ( Evangelical  0.63% )
Ethnic Religions
3.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
90.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
15.00%
Protestant
70.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
15.00%
Photo Source: Hassan Idi Anchinai
Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center Copyrighted ©: Yes
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