Ngizim, Ngizmawa in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Ngizim only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


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  

People Name General Ngizim
People Name in Country Ngizim, Ngizmawa
Population in Nigeria 148,000
World Population 148,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ngizmawa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Ngizim
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 13359
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 Yobe state, Damaturu LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Ngizim (148,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ngizim 148,000
For Primary Language: Ngizim

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 Ngizim Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.63 %)
7.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
0.00 %
90.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Photo Source: Hassan Idi Anchinai  
Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source: Anchinai Bilandagaya  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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