Geruma, Geremawa in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Geruma only in Nigeria
Population
15,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

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.


Ministry Obstacles

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.


Outreach Ideas

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.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

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 for the Entire People Group

Pray the Geruma tribe will be given a growing desire to learn more about the man Isa (Jesus), as he is mentioned in the mosque. Perhaps he will come to some in dreams and visions.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-25
People Name General Geruma
People Name in Country Geruma, Geremawa
Population in Nigeria 15,000
World Population 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Geremawa
People ID 11873
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 Bauchi state, Toro, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, and South Ningi LGAs.   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 Bauchi state, Toro, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, and South Ningi LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Geruma (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: gea   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Primary Dialect: Sum
Dialect Code: 10181   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Geruma (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: gea   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Sum
Dialect Code: 10181   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Geruma

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: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
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
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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