Kamwe, Higi in Nigeria


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Mənta and Hya live in Adamawa State, Nigeria along the Cameroonian border (some Hya people live in Cameroon as well). The Mənta (known also as Mukta) originated from a nearby mountain of the same name. Although they speak the same language as the Hya, culturally the Mənta are part of the Fali people along with the speakers of Kəryə, Konzəl, Madzara, Vin, Huli, šwin, and Zhilvu. The common name for the language spoken by the Mənta and Hya is Higi, a term sometimes used for the Kamwe and Psikye as well.

Currently there are no literacy programs available for them in their local language, but the village leaders say that the people would be interested in learning to read and write their own language.

Hausa is the official church language among the Mənta. Many church-goers own Bibles, but only in English or Hausa. Although there is a new Testament in Kamwe, few Mənta understand it. Some Christian radio programs are broadcast in the area in Hausa and several other languages.


What Are Their Needs?

A deacon from a Baptist church in one Mənta village states that Bible translation is needed because people understand their heart language more easily than Hausa or English. The Hya in Cameroon are using the Psikye New Testament. Little is known about the Hya in Nigeria. Perhaps they are using the Kamwe New Testament; perhaps it is too difficult for them to understand.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Kamwe, Higi in Nigeria.


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People Name General Kamwe
People Name in Country Kamwe, Higi
Population this Country 637,000
Population all Countries 648,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Higi; Vacamwe
People ID 12483
ROP3 Code 104546
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa state: Michika LGA, Mandara mountains.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa state: Michika LGA, Mandara mountains..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kamwe (637,000 speakers)
Language Code hig   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kamwe (637,000 speakers)
Language Code hig   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kamwe

Primary Language:  Kamwe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1972)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1975-2008)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2021)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kamwe Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
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