Longuda, Jessu in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Longuda only in Nigeria
Population
95,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Longuda are located in the northeastern part of Nigeria, mostly in Guyuk, Adamawa state, Gombe state and parts of Borno.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


References

oral tradition
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longuda_people


Profile Source:   Nakal Wilberforce Babale Mirchaulum  

People Name General Longuda
People Name in Country Longuda, Jessu
Population in Nigeria 95,000
World Population 95,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Jessu, Nungu-Raba, Nya Guyuwa, Nya Gwanda, Nyuwar, Yibchoba
People ID 13104
ROP3 Code 105855
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 Gombe state: Balanga LGA; Adamawa state: Guyuk LGA.   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 Gombe state: Balanga LGA; Adamawa state: Guyuk LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Longuda (95,000 speakers)
Language Code lnu   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Nya Tariya
Dialect Code 13080   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Longuda
Primary Language Longuda (95,000 speakers)
Language Code lnu   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Nya Tariya
Dialect Code 13080   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Longuda

Primary Language:  Longuda

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1975)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1978)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Longuda
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
40.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
50.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Profile Source Nakal Wilberforce Babale Mirchaulum  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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