Bajju, Kaje in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Bajju, Kaje only in Nigeria
Population
568,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


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People Name General Bajju, Kaje
People Name in Country Bajju, Kaje
Population in Nigeria 568,000
World Population 568,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bajju, Jju, Kache
People ID 12435
ROP3 Code 104436
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (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 West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kaduna state: Kachia and Jema’a LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Jju (568,000 speakers)
Language Code kaj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Jju
Primary Language Jju (568,000 speakers)
Language Code kaj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Jju

Primary Language:  Jju

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1972)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1982-2011)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Jju
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.00 %)
78.00 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
18.00 %
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
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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