Wagga in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Wagga only in Nigeria

Population

124,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Waja people live on mountains and plains near the Gongola River Basin. They are mostly farmers producing peanuts, cotton, sorghum, millet, cowpeas, cassava, beans, onions and tobacco. Some keep cattle, goats, sheep, horses and donkeys. Others are skilled weavers and dyers of cotton cloth. The discovery of limestone deposits led to building a cement factory nearby creating another income source for them.


What are Their Beliefs?

The traditional African Religion has become less dominant in recent years. When the “Jesus” film was shown to the Waja people they were shocked to hear their language coming from the screen! The film gave the Waja speakers a taste of Scripture in their mother tongue. Now they are eager for the rest of the Bible.

Believers are using the Gospel of Luke and other Scripture portions they now have in their language to share the message. They are determined to make more of God’s Word available. This will be used not only in the churches for services, but to address social issues like materialism, substance abuse and health concerns like HIV/AIDs.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Wagga
People Name in Country Wagga
Population in Nigeria 124,000
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Wuya
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Wagga
Ethnic Code NAB66c
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Gombe state, Balanga, Akko, Yamaltu Deba LGAs; Adamawa state, northern Michika LGA; Borno state, Gwoza LGA; Taraba state, Bali LGA
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Waja (124,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Waja 124,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1926-1935)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Waja

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.50 %)
12.50 %
Ethnic Religions
67.50 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous
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