West Marghi in Nigeria

The Marghi, West have only been reported in Nigeria
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

According to some records, the Marghi (or Marghi) were in Yemen together with other tribes. At a later stage, due to certain frictions, these tribes were forced to leave Yemen for the Nile Valley or Sudan before coming to Lake Chad.Other historical records indicate that parts of these tribes, especially the Margi, were settled in Kenya, while the majority of Margi migrated together with the other tribes mentioned to the Lake Chad area before reaching other places. The Margi Babal and Margi Udzur'ngu have very similar language with ignorable dialectic differences. Generally, the cultures are similar with differences as a result of the introduction of Christianity.The Marghi people live in Nigeria’s provinces of Borno, Adamawa and Gombe. Some live in Cameroon or Chad.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are hard-working farmers and fishermen. Many prefer to work for the military. This is a people group that values education. The Marghi people value respect, for themselves and for others.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The religion of the Marghi is split between traditional beliefs, Christianity and Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

The Marghi people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Marghi, West in Nigeria.

Pray that the Marghi people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings.Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them.Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Marghi, West
People Name in Country Marghi, West
Natural Name West Marghi
Population this Country 284,000
Population all Countries 284,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names Putai; West Marghi
People ID 15922
ROP3 Code 110763
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 9  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Borno state: Akira-Uba, Chibok, Hawul, Biu, Damboa, Konduga, and Kaga LGAs; Adamawa state: Michika and Madagali LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 9  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Borno state: Akira-Uba, Chibok, Hawul, Biu, Damboa, Konduga, and Kaga LGAs; Adamawa state: Michika and Madagali LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Marghi, West in Nigeria Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Kanuri, Yerwa
Language Code knc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Putai
Primary Language Kanuri, Yerwa
Language Code knc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Putai
People Groups Speaking Kanuri, Yerwa

Primary Language:  Kanuri, Yerwa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1949)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1997-1998)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kanuri, Central
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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