Bankalawa in Nigeria

The Bankalawa have only been reported in Nigeria
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bankalawa ancestral homeland is in Nigeria’s plateau area. The language spoken by Bankalawa people is so different between the north and the south that they don't really understand each other. These two dialects are called Bankal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bankalawa people are industrious farmers and traders.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bankalawa have a traditional fear of spirits coupled with belief in a supreme being. Most are Muslim, but there is a Christian minority among them.


What Are Their Needs?

When "JESUS" interrupted their lives through film, the Jaar church became thirsty. Since then, an eager group of zealous church leaders has requested more Scripture in their own language.

Two booklets in a series called "The Wonderful Plan of God" is in progress. These two booklets comprise passages from Genesis and Exodus that lay a foundation for understanding the New Testament, explaining why human beings need a savior. They tell of the beginning of God's plan to reveal himself and to open a way of reconciliation.

Also in the works are portions of the New Testament, including Mark's Gospel, Acts and some of the epistles, to give the church materials they can use right away for public reading in weekly services. The plan is to make all the translated portions available in both print and audio media.


Prayer Points

Pray for good fruit and faithful disciples to come from these evangelistic efforts.
Pray for Bankalawa disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for Bankalawa family leaders to find the only savior and share his ways with their families and clan leaders.


Scripture Prayers for the Bankalawa in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bankalawa
People Name in Country Bankalawa
Alternate Names Bada; Kogi
Population this Country 65,000
Population all Countries 65,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12327
ROP3 Code 104198
ROP25 Code 300845
ROP25 Name Bankalawa (Jarawa)
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bauchi state: Dass LGA, Dott, Bajar, Lir; Bauchi LGA, Nyamrat, Luda, Din, and Zungur; Tafawa-Balewa LGA, Bagel; Toro LGA, Kufai and Luchi.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bauchi state: Dass LGA, Dott, Bajar, Lir; Bauchi LGA, Nyamrat, Luda, Din, and Zungur; Tafawa-Balewa LGA, Bagel; Toro LGA, Kufai and Luchi..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
71.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Bankal (65,000 speakers)
Language Code jjr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bankal (65,000 speakers)
Language Code jjr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bankal

Primary Language:  Bankal

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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