Lela, Dakakari in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Lela, Dakakari only in Nigeria
Population
158,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Dakarkari are found in Zuru, Donko/Wasafu and Sakaba LGAs of Kebbi state. Their main centers include Zuru, Ribah, Senchi, Bena, Peni, Bajida and Tade. Many also live in Rijau and Mariga LGAs of Niger state. Generally the Dakarkari are tall and slim. Today their marks are similar to those of their Dukkawa neighbors. Women usually have more marks on their forehead, neck, chest back and the arms. The front teeth were also filed to a point for beauty. Walki is the leather girdle worn till now by men to farm and during wrestling. They live in fenced thatched houses with a visitor's hut.

The Dakarkari are mainly farmers and hunters. In search of good land many have migrated to Niger state. They return to their original centers for burials and festivals. They farm guinea corn and millet. Iron ore is found in this area and used to be locally smelted.

They speak C'lela and Hausa fluently. Some young people speak Hausa only, especially in towns. C'lela has at least three dialects with many sub-dialects. Although this people are widely known as Dakarkari, they refer to themselves as Lelna.


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People Name General Lela, Dakakari
People Name in Country Lela, Dakakari
Population in Nigeria 158,000
World Population 158,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dakakari, Lalawa, Lela
People ID 13022
ROP3 Code 105696
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 Kebbi state: Zuru, Sakaba, and Donko-Wasagu LGAs; Niger state: Rijau LGA; west Zamfara state: Gummi LGA border area.   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 Kebbi state: Zuru, Sakaba, and Donko-Wasagu LGAs; Niger state: Rijau LGA; west Zamfara state: Gummi LGA border area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: C'lela (158,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dri   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: C'lela (158,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dri   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: C'lela

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1931-2005)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Clela
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
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
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
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