The Longuda are located in the northeastern part of Nigeria, mostly in Guyuk, Adamawa state, Gombe state and parts of Borno.
What Are Their Lives Like?
The Longuda are a polygamous people, but with the advent and reception of Christianity the 'one-man-one-woman' practice is followed. They are a matrilineal people. Their primary occupation is farming and they produce Guinea corn, cassava, maize and vegetables. They value education and are keen on having their children enroll in western schools. The Longuda man also believes in self-reliance, hence the pursuit of vocational education and trades.
The Longuda believe in total dominance hence subjecting wives to being housewives without practicing any vocation skill. Both men and women are conditioned to show no emotion with a little laxity in the women.
What Are Their Beliefs?
The Longuda people believe in a supreme deity, one who made the heaven and the earth. They practice two main religions: Christianity and traditional religions. There is also a low practice of Islam amongst those living in the northern part of Guyuk.