Janjo in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Janjo only in Nigeria
Population
33,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In northeastern Nigeria where the Dza, also known as the Jenjo, people live large-scale farms raise coffee, tea, groundnuts and cotton as cash crops. Their state also produces large numbers of sheep, cattle and goats as well as breeding rabbits, poultry and pigs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Good News first came to the Dza through Christian workers in the 1940s. Today, about 35 percent claim faith in Christ. About 10 percent follow another major world religion while the rest practice traditional African beliefs.

Eight Christian denominations have established work among the Dza. Despite economic challenges, local churches are highly motivated to translate Scripture into their own language. At a meeting to discuss the project's feasibility, all the denominations were well-represented. They know having access to God's Word in the language they speak will allow for greater impact in discipleship. It will also help the community preserve their language, promote unity among them as a people and give them tools for evangelism.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Janjo
People Name in Country Janjo
Population in Nigeria 33,000
World Population 33,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dza, Jen
People ID 12321
ROP3 Code 104185
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 Taraba state: Karim Lamido, Lau, Jalingo, Gassol, Ibi, and Ardokola LGAs; Adamawa state: Numan and Lamurde LGAs; Gombe state: Balanga LGA. Main town is Dza (Jen) by Benue river.   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 Taraba state: Karim Lamido, Lau, Jalingo, Gassol, Ibi, and Ardokola LGAs; Adamawa state: Numan and Lamurde LGAs; Gombe state: Balanga LGA. Main town is Dza (Jen) by Benue river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Dza (33,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: jen   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dza (33,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: jen   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dza

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dza
Text / Printed Matter The Seed Company Translation Project
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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