Panawa in Nigeria

The Panawa have only been reported in Nigeria
Population
4,900
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Panawa people live in central Nigeria, in the Toro Local Government area of Bauchi State. They originally lived in five villages on one large hill named Owa Panawa, just in front of their present settlement. In 1948, all five villages moved to the plain. The combined population of all five villages ranges from 3-4 thousand. The language is Panawa. Some English is spoken, but Hausa is widespread. The closest town (approximately 5 kms) is Tilden Fulani.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Little is known about the day to day lives of the Panawa people. Bauchi State is nicknamed "The Pearl of Tourism," but that is being threatened by the spread of Boko Haram in to the region. Bauchi has absorbed a large number of displaced people seeking refuge from regional violence. On December 22, 2014 a bomb blast in a market in Bauchi City killed six people.

The Panawa are exogamous clans. Clans from 2 and 3 must marry from clans 1, 4 and 5.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Panawa are exogamous clans. Clans from 2 and 3 must marry from clans 1, 4 and 5.


What Are Their Needs?

Their foremost need is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They need wisdom in their government to take a strong stance to protect the people from groups like Boko Haram.


Prayer Points

That the Gospel will reach them and be the seed that falls on fertile ground.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Panawa
People Name in Country Panawa
Population in Nigeria 4,900
World Population 4,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19670
ROP3 Code 115587
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
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 Bauchi state: Toro LGA, 5 villages; Plateau state: Bassa LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
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 Bauchi state: Toro LGA, 5 villages; Plateau state: Bassa LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Panawa (4,900 speakers)
Language Code pwb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Panawa
Primary Language Panawa (4,900 speakers)
Language Code pwb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Panawa

Primary Language:  Panawa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Anonymous  
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