Bajju, Kaje in Nigeria

The Bajju, Kaje have only been reported in Nigeria
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Most Jju live in a rural area and work as farmers. Some left their homes to pursue higher education and city jobs. Although there is sporadic religious conflict, the Jju generally get along well with neighboring ethnic groups.

The Jju look to the paramount chief as their traditional ruler. When he is seated in his courtroom, visitors remove their shoes, bend low in respect, enter and keep their heads below his level.

The Jju alphabet has both double and single letters. Strong ("fortis") consonants, pronounced with more force, are written with double letters, as in the beginning of the name, Jju. The two beginning letters represent one sound; think of "ph" or "sh" in English. The equivalent weak ("lenis") consonants, pronounced more softly, are spelled with a single letter.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jju people first heard the Gospel from missionaries in the 1930s, and about 50 percent of them are Christians today. The remaining Jju community affiliates with Islam. Some also embrace African animistic traditions.


What Are Their Needs?

The Jju church is grateful for and uses their New Testament, published in 1982. The Jju New Testament sold out and is currently being reprinted. Their language is highly valued and used for church services. Pastors realize that to reach non-Christians, they need to have all of God's Word. Muslims in the area can more readily relate to the concepts and history presented in the Old Testament — and this can be a bridge to help people understand the message of the New Testament too.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Bajju, Kaje in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bajju, Kaje
People Name in Country Bajju, Kaje
Alternate Names Bajju; Jju; Kache
Population this Country 672,000
Population all Countries 672,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12435
ROP3 Code 104436
ROP25 Code 303515
ROP25 Name Bajju, Kaje
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 Kaduna state: Kachia and Jema’a LGAs.   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 Kaduna state: Kachia and Jema’a LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 20.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
15.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Jju (672,000 speakers)
Language Code kaj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Jju (672,000 speakers)
Language Code kaj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Jju
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Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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