Marghi, South in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Marghi, South only in Nigeria

Population

205,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

Their name means “Marghi cry with drums,” referring to the distinctive drum-songs used at festivals and funerals. Also known as Margi South, they are closely related to Marghi Central and Marghi West. The people live in rural areas keeping small farms.


What are Their Beliefs?

There has been a Christian influence since the 1920s; 70 to 80 percent claim church affiliation and attend Sunday services. Though Marghi Christians are in the majority, they still suffer both subtle and overt persecution from those professing other beliefs. They are denied jobs, promotions and raises they deserve. Sometimes they can’t get services to which they are entitled because of their beliefs; for example, authorities withhold building permits for churches. This kind of treatment discourages the believers. Scripture in their mother tongue will both strengthen their personal faith and it will give them tools through which to share their faith with others.

Believers are concerned about divorce, substance abuse and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Couples need to discover their identity in Jesus and look to Him to meet their needs, allowing His life through them to slow the soaring divorce rate. Those caught in the trap of substance abuse and sexual promiscuity need to know the One who can satisfy the longings that can lead to destructive behaviors.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Marghi, South
People Name in Country Marghi, South
Population in Nigeria 205,000
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Marghi South, Uba, Wamdiu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Marghi, South
Ethnic Code NAB60b
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Borno state, Askira-Uba LGA; Adamawa state, Mubi and Michika LGAs
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marghi South: Wamdiu (205,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marghi South: Wamdiu 205,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marghi South

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.50 %)
67.00 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
29.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
5.0 %
Independent
40.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous
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