Naraguta, Iguta in Nigeria

The Naraguta have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Ananguta are located in Jos-North Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Anaguta reported that they came from the hillside of a place called Gutu, in Song Local Government area of Adamawa State. Their language is Iguta. A high number of them speak Hausa and English very well. The estimated population of the people is about 12,000. Their closest neighbouring communities are the Berom, Buji, Iregwe, Kuce and Izere.

The traditional title of their paramount chief is called ‘Ujah’. They celebrate two traditional festivals called Usundaka and Tukunku. At the festivals, men put on traditional wears made of animal skins, holding bows arrows as they display their masquerade. They tie leaves around their waist as garments, and display their dances. The celebration is marked with local dishes of Tuwo, gwate, doya, gurjiya-da-ridi, kunun-doro, and giya.

The people are primarily farmers and artisans. They cultivate maize, rice, cocoyam, beans, cucumber, tomato, potato and guinea corn. Some of their young men are skillful hunters; others engage in trading and transport business.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Naraguta, Iguta in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Naraguta
People Name in Country Naraguta, Iguta
World Population 11,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Iguta; Naragutawa
People ID 13239
ROP3 Code 107091
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Jos-North LGA; Jos-South, Jos-East, and Bassa LGAs; Bauchi state: Toro LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Jos-North LGA; Jos-South, Jos-East, and Bassa LGAs; Bauchi state: Toro LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Iguta (11,000 speakers)
Language Code nar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Iguta (11,000 speakers)
Language Code nar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Iguta

Primary Language:  Iguta

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
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
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source Bisaam Iche 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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