Rukuba, Inchazi in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Rukuba only in Nigeria
Population
145,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kuce speaking people of Nigeria live on rugged land in the 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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Rukuba
People Name in Country Rukuba, Inchazi
Population in Nigeria 145,000
World Population 145,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Inchazi
People ID 14589
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 Plateau state, Bassa LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
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 Plateau state, Bassa LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Kuce (145,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ruk   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kuce (145,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ruk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kuce

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1924-1931)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.38 %)
45.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
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  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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