Rukuba, Inchazi in Nigeria

The Rukuba have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Kuce speaking people of Nigeria live on rugged land in Plateau State. The people are primarily subsistence farmers, although when they need cash, they may spend two to three weeks at a time working in the nearby tin mines.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bace are a friendly people who coexist peacefully with the many other culture groups that surround them. The people live in villages, each of which is headed by a chief. The people believe the chief is responsible for their prosperity, and if it fails he is replaced.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Although they believe in a Supreme Being, they consider Him unreachable. Those who do not identify themselves as Christians practice traditional religion, idol worship and fetishism.


What Are Their Needs?

Missionaries brought Christianity to the Bace (pronounced Bache) people of Nigeria nearly 100 years ago, and now the majority identify themselves as Christians. However, they still do not have God's Word in Kuce, (Kuche) their heart language, and many believers still live in fear of spirits.

A desire for literacy and education has created great interest, not only among the churches, but also among the people at large. Church and community leaders alike are anxious to see the first phase of a New Testament translation — Luke, Acts and James — completed, with the hope that it will ultimately lead to a complete Kuce New Testament.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Rukuba, Inchazi in Nigeria.


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People Name General Rukuba
People Name in Country Rukuba, Inchazi
World Population 155,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Inchazi
People ID 14589
ROP3 Code 108435
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 Kaduna state: Kajuru LGA; Plateau state: Bassa 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 Kaduna state: Kajuru LGA; Plateau state: Bassa LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Kuce (155,000 speakers)
Language Code ruk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kuce (155,000 speakers)
Language Code ruk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kuce

Primary Language:  Kuce

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1924-1931)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source Ayiki Asanato 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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