Kamwe, Higi in Nigeria


Population
551,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mənta and Hya live in Adamawa State, Nigeria along the Cameroonian border (some Hya people live in Cameroon as well). The Mənta (known also as Mukta) originated from a nearby mountain of the same name. Although they speak the same language as the Hya, culturally the Mənta are part of the Fali people along with the speakers of Kəryə, Konzəl, Madzara, Vin, Huli, šwin, and Zhilvu. The common name for the language spoken by the Mənta and Hya is Higi, a term sometimes used for the Kamwe and Psikye as well.

Currently there are no literacy programs available for them in their local language, but the village leaders say that the people would be interested in learning to read and write their own language.

Hausa is the official church language among the Mənta. Many church-goers own Bibles, but only in English or Hausa. Although there is a new Testament in Kamwe, few Mənta understand it. Some Christian radio programs are broadcast in the area in Hausa and several other languages.


What Are Their Needs?

A deacon from a Baptist church in one Mənta village states that Bible translation is needed because people understand their heart language more easily than Hausa or English. The Hya in Cameroon are using the Psikye New Testament. Little is known about the Hya in Nigeria. Perhaps they are using the Kamwe New Testament; perhaps it is too difficult for them to understand.


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People Name General Kamwe
People Name in Country Kamwe, Higi
Population in Nigeria 551,000
World Population 560,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Higi, Vacamwe
People ID 12483
ROP3 Code 104546
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 Adamawa state: Michika LGA, Mandara mountains.   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 Adamawa state: Michika LGA, Mandara mountains..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Kamwe (551,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hig   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kamwe (551,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hig   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kamwe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1972)
New Testament Yes   (1975-1999)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kamwe
Text / Printed Matter The Seed Company Translation Project
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
38.00 %
Ethnic Religions
49.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
13.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
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