Gengle in Nigeria

The Gengle have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction

Gengle are farmers. Millet is the staple crop in the region and is used to make flour and beer. The religion of the Gengle involves a "totemic" perspective, a system of belief in which each human is thought to have a spiritual connection or a kinship with another physical being, such as an animal or plant. Offerings and sacrifices are made to family ancestors to appease them and to thank them, especially during harvest times. The dancing of bush cow masks is known to be a part of a secret society whose main purpose is to ask the ancestors who are associated with the bush cow for abundance and agricultural fertility. Wooden statues that are carved to represent the dead are placed near the skull of the deceased person. It is believed that the spirit is then able to enter the statue which can be transported into the house where it is involved in the daily lives of the living.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition will surely be encountered as Jesus is presented to these people held in bondage to spiritual forces.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that the believers from nearby tribes will be led to tell the Gengle about Jesus, who he is and what he has provided for them. Pray they will be able to overcome tribal hostilities and barriers such as language differences.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There is probably not a single follower of Jesus within this small tribe. Pray the Lord will begin to give these people an interest in a Savior from their sin, and that he will give them a desire to find this Savior.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Gengle tribe will be completely delivered from fear of created things. Pray they will find truth: Jesus is Truth.


Scripture Prayers for the Gengle in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-27
People Name General Gengle
People Name in Country Gengle
World Population 6,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 11862
ROP3 Code 103294
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa state: Mayo Belwa and Fufore LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa state: Mayo Belwa and Fufore LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Gengle (6,400 speakers)
Language Code geg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gengle (6,400 speakers)
Language Code geg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gengle

Primary Language:  Gengle

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
86.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Bethany World Prayer Center 
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more