Kanembu in Nigeria


Population
2,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Kanembu are considered the modern descendants of the Kanem-Borno Empire, which exerted influence over central north Africa for over 1000 years. Their sultans and traditional rulers are still more influential than government authorities. They live in mud brick houses, with their culture and clothing much the same as in ancient times. For centuries they have been Muslim, but traditional African beliefs are mixed with Islam. The Kanembu depend on spiritism to meet daily problems.


Ministry Obstacles

The Kanembu have been Muslim for generations, and their identity is wrapped up in their current belief system.


Outreach Ideas

Scripture portions are available in the Kanumbu language, as are Gospel recordings. Pray for Christians in other tribes to take the message of Christ to the Kanembu people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be a very few followers of Jesus among the Kanembu, but even that is doubtful. Pray for those believers the Lord will soon call to himself from this tribe. Pray they will live holy lives, and will learn to live in the power of God's Spirit.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this ancient tribe will be privileged to hear accurately who Jesus truly is, the Son of God, deity.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-12
People Name General Kanembu
People Name in Country Kanembu
Population in Nigeria 2,000
World Population 788,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kanembou, Karkawu, Kenembu
People ID 12489
ROP3 Code 104570
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)
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)
Primary Language Kanembu (2,000 speakers)
Language Code kbl   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Nguri
Dialect Code 11508   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kanembu
Primary Language Kanembu (2,000 speakers)
Language Code kbl   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Nguri
Dialect Code 11508   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kanembu

Primary Language:  Kanembu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2001)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source James Lane 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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