Janjo in Nigeria

The Janjo have only been reported in Nigeria
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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 raising 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 34,000
World Population 34,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Dza, Jen
People ID 12321
ROP3 Code 104185
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 14  (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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 14  (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
Primary Language Dza (34,000 speakers)
Language Code jen   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Dza (34,000 speakers)
Language Code jen   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dza

Primary Language:  Dza

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
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 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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