• PEOPLE NAME: JARA OF NIGERIA


PEID: 13872

ROP: 104194

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Chadic

Language: Jara - (jaf)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Nigeria

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Population: 85,000

Global Population: 85,000


PEID: 13872

ROP: 104194

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Jara of Nigeria, numbering 85,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Chadic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Nigeria. Their primary language is Jara. The primary religion practiced by the Jara is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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