The Guruma people live in northern Nigeria, in an area where Sharia law has been imposed. They are primarily located in four main villages in Bauchi State. The Geruma are ruled by the Gera people, and because of this they have adopted Islam. Their literacy rate is low. Their language is shifting from Geruma to Hausa, the dominant language and culture of the area.
The Geruma people are resistant to the Gospel of Christ, and they live in an area where Sharia law is in effect. Much care must be taken by anyone approaching them with the Gospel.
Christian recordings are available in the Geruma language, and many resources are available in the Hausa language. Workers are needed to make these available to the people.
There are Christians in some of the nearby people groups. Pray they will see their part of the Great Commission and reach out to the Geruma. Pray the Geruma tribe will be given a growing desire to learn more about Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), as he is mentioned in the mosque. Perhaps he will come to some in dreams and visions.
Scripture Prayers for the Geruma in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-25|
|People Name General||Geruma|
|People Name in Country||Geruma|
|Population this Country||16,000|
|Population all Countries||16,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||9 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Bauchi state: Toro, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, and South Ningi LGAs. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Geruma (16,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||gea Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||10181 Global Recordings Listing|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|