Gwak in Nigeria


Joshua Project has identified the Gwak only in Nigeria

Population

76,700

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Jaar ancestral homeland is in the plateau area. The people are industrious farmers and traders. The Jaar have a traditional fear of spirits coupled with belief in a supreme being. 35 to 40 percent claim to be Christians.

When “JESUS” interrupted their lives through film, the Jaar church became thirsty. Since then, an eager group of zealous church leaders has requested more Scripture in their own language.

Two booklets in a series called “The Wonderful Plan of God” is in progress. These two booklets comprise passages from Genesis and Exodus that lay a foundation for understanding the New Testament, explaining why human beings need a Savior. They tell of the beginning of God’s plan to reveal Himself and to open a way of reconciliation.

Also in the works are portions of the New Testament, including Mark’s Gospel, Acts and some of the epistles, to give the church materials they can use right away for public reading in weekly services. The plan is to make all the translated portions available in both print and audio media.

The language spoken by Jaar people is so different between the north and the south that they don’t really understand each other. This profile is about the Gwak speakers. Their neighbors to the north speak Bankal.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Gwak
People Name in Country Gwak
Population in Nigeria 77,000
World Population 77,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Gwak
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 20571
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bauchi State, Dass LGA, Tafawa-Balewa LGA, Gital, Garam, Kardam, Dulem, Buyital, Michiyan Kuka, Bar, and Kumgas.   Source:  Ethnologue 17th Edition
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gwak (77,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gwak 77,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1940)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gwak

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
18.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
80.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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