Gade in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Gade only in Nigeria
Population
115,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gade people of Nigeria live mostly on their ancestral lands just south of the capital, Abuja. However, some have moved to the city in search of em-ployment. They are a peaceful people who get along well with their neighbors. In fact, the Gades’ relationship with other cultural groups has become so cordial that intermarriage with other groups — once taboo — is now practiced.

The people make their living mostly through farming, raising crops such as ginger, millet, guinea corn, beans, and citrus fruit. They also support them-selves through fishing and raising their own livestock.
Gade people enjoy celebrating traditional festivals and are known for their colorful costumes, dance and masquerades. Christians and non-Christians alike are passionate about their language and are anxious to be able to read and write Gade.

Christianity was introduced into the area in the 1950s. Today, approximately 50 percent of the people identify themselves as Christians. But among these, many still practice African traditional religion and idol worship. Islam also has a strong presence among the Gade people; relations between people of the different faiths are cordial.

Because social activities are closely associated with cultural traditions, nominalism is a problem in the churches. Some Christians occasionally give in to the temptation to participate in cultural activities that are contrary to the faith.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Even though Christianity has been in the region for more than 50 years — and half of the people are Christians — the Gade people do not have any Scripture in their heart language.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Gade
People Name in Country Gade
Population in Nigeria 115,000
World Population 115,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gede
People ID 11795
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 Federal Capital Territory and Nassarawa state, Nasarawa LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
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 Federal Capital Territory and Nassarawa state, Nasarawa LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Gade (115,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ged   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Gade (115,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ged   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Gade

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 4.88 %)
18.00 %
Ethnic Religions
72.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
35.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
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