• PEOPLE NAME: JILBE OF NIGERIA


PEID: 13878

ROP: 104268

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Chadic

Language: Jilbe - (jie)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Nigeria

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Population: 3,700

Global Population: 3,700


PEID: 13878

ROP: 104268

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Jilbe of Nigeria, numbering 3,700, 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 Jilbe. The primary religion practiced by the Jilbe 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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