Cakfem-Mushere in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Cakfem-Mushere only in Nigeria
Population
9,300
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Most Mushere people are still influenced by traditional African religion and polytheism – the worship of many spirits. No meaningful decision is made without first consulting "Miskhakam Kun," the only priest qualified to approach Naan, the primary god, or the goddess Mat-Naan. These deities are believed to own the land, animals and even mankind. A peaceful coexistence between man and the spirit world requires incantations, strict adherence to many religious laws and animals sacrifices.
An astounding 95 percent of Mushere speakers profess Christianity, yet without God's Word in their language, traditional African beliefs inform the daily decisions.

Located primarily in Plateau State the Mushere are not rich people. They are farmers growing and harvesting garden vegetables for their own consumption. They also make their living from the forest selling timber and other products.

Without exposure to the God of Scripture, slavery to the gods of traditional religion will continue for generations. The only hope for the Mushere peoples' future is a revelation of the Gospel's message in their heart language. Short audio Bible stories and evangelistic messages have been recorded in Mushere. They explain salvation and give basic Christian teaching. But more is needed and the Mushere churches have banded together to endorse a New Testament translation effort.


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People Name General Cakfem-Mushere
People Name in Country Cakfem-Mushere
Population in Nigeria 9,300
World Population 9,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Cakfem, Chakfem, Chakfem-Mushere, Mushere
People ID 11078
ROP3 Code 101852
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Mangu LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Mangu LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Cakfem-Mushere   People group listing
Language Code: cky   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Mwaghavul: Panyam
Primary Language: Cakfem-Mushere   People group listing
Language Code: cky   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Mwaghavul: Panyam
Primary Language: Cakfem-Mushere

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
80.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
40.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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