The Longuda are located in the northeastern part of Nigeria, mostly in Guyuk, Adamawa state, Gombe state and parts of Borno.
The Longuda are a polygamous people, but with the advent and reception of Christianity the 'one-man-one-woman' practice is followed. They are a matrilineal people. Their primary occupation is farming and they produce Guinea corn, cassava, maize and vegetables. They value education and are keen on having their children enroll in western schools. The Longuda man also believes in self-reliance, hence the pursuit of vocational education and trades.
The Longuda believe in total dominance hence subjecting wives to being housewives without practicing any vocation skill. Both men and women are conditioned to show no emotion with a little laxity in the women.
The Longuda people believe in a supreme deity, one who made the heaven and the earth. They practice two main religions: Christianity and traditional religions. There is also a low practice of Islam amongst those living in the northern part of Guyuk.
* Scripture Prayers for the Longuda, Jessu in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Nakal Wilberforce Babale Mirchaulum|
|People Name General||Longuda|
|People Name in Country||Longuda, Jessu|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||5 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Jessu, Nungu-Raba, Nya Guyuwa, Nya Gwanda, Nyuwar, Yibchoba|
|Region||West and Central Africa|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||12 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Gombe state: Balanga LGA; Adamawa state: Guyuk LGA. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Longuda (96,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||lnu Ethnologue Listing|
|Primary Dialect||Nya Tariya|
|Dialect Code||13080 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Longuda
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1978)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Longuda|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 14.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|