Country: Nigeria

Number of People Groups

529

People Groups Unreached

112

Total Population

177,934,000

Unreached Population

59,743,000

% Christian Adherent

50.4%

% Evangelical

19.8 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (50.4%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Abanyom 28,000 Abanyom Christianity 92.0 % 12.0 %
Abong 1,800 Abon Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
Abua 43,000 Abua Christianity 86.0 % 11.0 %
Acipanci 36,000 Cicipu E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 5.2 %
Acipawa 8,900 Acipa, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 4.0 %
Aduge 3,300 Aduge E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 5.0 %
Afizere, Izere 83,000 Izere E Ethnic Religions 32.0 % 18.0 %
Agatu 150,000 Agatu Christianity 81.0 % 8.0 %
Agoi, Ibami 20,000 Agoi Christianity 90.0 % 13.0 %
Agwagwune, Akurakura 36,000 Agwagwune Christianity 93.0 % 11.0 %
Ahan 500 Ahan E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ake, Aike 3,200 Ake E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 6.0 %
Akoko 106,000 Arigidi E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 5.0 %
Akpes, Ibarim-Efifa 17,000 Akpes E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 8.0 %
Akpet-Ehom 18,000 Ukpet-Ehom Christianity 75.0 % 10.0 %
Alago, Idoma Nokwu 51,000 Alago E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 2.5 %
Alege 2,100 Alege Christianity 70.0 % 8.0 %
Amap, Amo 19,000 Amo E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 5.0 %
Ambandi 8,700 Piya-Kwonci E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 3.6 %
Ambo 2,600 Ambo E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 7.0 %
Anaang 2,494,000 Anaang Christianity 99.0 % 33.0 %
Anca 400 Anca E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Angas 599,000 Ngas Christianity 76.0 % 20.0 %
 Arab, Lebanese 35,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.0 % 8.0 %
 Arab, Shuwa, Baggara 281,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Syrian 18,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 9.0 % 0.0 %
Arum-Chessu 7,300 Alumu-Tesu Christianity 55.0 % 3.1 %
Ashe 43,000 Ashe Christianity 75.0 % 60.0 %
Ashingin 138,000 Tsishingini Christianity 65.0 % 3.5 %
Ashingini 138,000 Cishingini E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 3.0 %
Asu 8,300 Asu Islam 4.0 % 0.0 %
Aten, Ganawuri 57,000 Eten Christianity 77.0 % 9.0 %
 Avadi, Tsivadi 144,000 Tsuvadi E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 4.0 %
 Awak 11,000 Awak E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.9 %
Ayere 5,300 Ayere E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 4.0 %
Ayu 7,200 Ayu E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 4.0 %
Baan 8,900 Baan Christianity 65.0 % 5.0 %
 Baangi, Cibaangi 23,000 Baangi E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bachama, Abacama 262,000 Bacama Christianity 92.0 % 12.0 %
Bada, Badawa 51,000 Mbat E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.0 %
 Bade 308,000 Bade Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bajju, Kaje 527,000 Jju Christianity 78.0 % 18.0 %
Bakpinka, Uwet 5,200 Bakpinka Christianity 65.0 % 6.0 %
Bambuka 8,900 Kyak E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.5 %
 Bana, Baza 165,000 Bana Islam 3.0 % 1.0 %
 Banga 22,000 Gwamhi-Wuri E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.0 %
Bangwinji 10,000 Bangwinji E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bareshe, Gungawa 80,000 Reshe Islam 18.0 % 3.0 %
 Bariba 171,000 Baatonum Islam 18.0 % 3.0 %
Barke, Burkanawa 19,000 Mburku E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.8 %
 Barma, Bagirmi 4,200 Bagirmi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Basa-Gurmana 4,300 Basa-Gurmana E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bashar, Basharawa 22,000 Yangkam E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 3.0 %
Bassa 281,000 Basa E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
Bate, Bata 260,000 Bata E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 5.0 %
Batu 45,000 Batu E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 2.0 %
 Baushi 34,000 Bauchi E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.8 %
Baya, Gbaya 8,800 Gbaya, Northwest E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.0 %
Becheve 3,500 Iceve-Maci Christianity 80.0 % 13.0 %
Beele 400 Beele Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Begbere, Koro Agwe 132,000 Koro Wachi E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.0 %
Bekworra, Yakoro 167,000 Bekwarra E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 12.0 %
 Berom, Birom 1,141,000 Berom Christianity 96.0 % 33.0 %
Bete-Jukun 5,100 Bete Christianity 90.0 % 12.0 %
Bette-Bende, Mbete 139,000 Bete-Bendi Christianity 89.0 % 11.0 %
Bile, Billanchi 41,000 Bille Christianity 74.0 % 7.0 %
 Binawa 11,000 Bina E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.0 %
Bitare, Yukutare 63,000 Bitare Christianity 98.0 % 33.0 %
Boga 20,000 Boga Christianity 60.0 % 3.5 %
Bokabaru 49,000 Bokobaru Islam 15.0 % 5.0 %
Boko 54,000 Boko E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 3.0 %
Bokyi, Nki 238,000 Bokyi Christianity 98.0 % 35.0 %
 Bolewa 196,000 Bole Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Boli 3,900 Bali E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bozo-Sorogama 18,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 British 21,000 English Christianity 62.0 % 8.0 %
 Buduma 4,800 Buduma Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Buji, Jere 24,000 Jere E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 7.0 %
Bukwun 1,300 Bukwen E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 9.0 %
Bumaji 17,000 Bumaji Christianity 75.0 % 16.0 %
 Bura, Pabir 438,000 Bura-Pabir E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.0 %
Burak 6,900 Burak E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bure 700 Bure E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
Buru 1,300 Buru E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 15.0 %
Burum, Boghom 138,000 Boghom E Ethnic Religions 12.5 % 2.0 %
Busa 50,000 Busa Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Buta-Ningi 28,000 Hausa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Cakfem-Mushere 8,900 Cakfem-Mushere E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
Cameroonian Creole 9,100 Pidgin, Cameroon Christianity 80.0 % 11.0 %
Centuum 400 Centuum E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 6.0 %
Cham-Mwana, Dijim 40,000 Dikaka E Ethnic Religions 46.0 % 3.0 %
Chamba Daka, Samba Daka 162,000 Samba Daka E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 6.0 %
 Chamba Dirim 16,000 Dirim E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.0 %
Chamba Leko 94,000 Samba Leko E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 4.0 %
Chara, Fachara 4,900 Cara E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 5.0 %
Chawai 86,000 Atsam E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 2.0 %
Chip 11,000 Miship E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
Chokobo, Izora 2,000 Izora E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.5 %
Cineni 5,300 Cineni E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
Como Karim 18,000 Como Karim E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.5 %
Cori 1,400 Cori Christianity 55.0 % 11.0 %
 Daba, Daba Kola 1,900 Daba E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.5 %
Dadiya, Dadianci 48,000 Dadiya E Ethnic Religions 0.3 % 0.1 %
Dansa 5,300 Lamja-Dengsa-Tola E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
Dass 9,300 Dass Islam 2.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Nigerian Sign Language Christianity 52.0 % 0.0 %
Defaka, Afakani 1,800 Defaka E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 3.0 %
Degema, Atala 25,000 Degema E Ethnic Religions 27.0 % 6.0 %
 Dendi, Dandawa 3,200 Dendi Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Deno, Denawa 11,000 Deno E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.2 %
Dera, Kanakuru 56,000 Dera Christianity 71.0 % 10.0 %
Detribalized Pidgen 1,607,000 Pidgin, Nigerian Christianity 56.0 % 24.0 %
 Dghwede, Toghwede 65,000 Dghwede E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 6.5 %
 Dibo 186,000 Dibo Islam 28.0 % 5.0 %
Dirya, Diriyawa 11,000 Diri E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 0.5 %
 Doka 17,000 Doka E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
Doko-Uyanga, Basanga 400 Doko-Uyanga Christianity 70.0 % 11.0 %
Dong 8,100 Dong E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Duguri, Dugurawa 78,000 Duguri E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.8 %
Duguza 5,600 Tunzuii E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.3 %
 Dukawa 154,000 Hun-Saare E Ethnic Religions 6.5 % 0.5 %
Dulbu 200 Dulbu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Dungi, Dunjawa 1,700 Dungu E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
 Duwai 18,000 Duwai Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Duya 83,000 Duya E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 0.5 %
Dzodinka 4,000 Dzodinka Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
 Ebira 1,913,000 Ebira Islam 25.5 % 8.0 %
Ebughu 9,800 Ebughu Christianity 92.0 % 8.0 %
 Edo, Bini 1,752,000 Edo Christianity 99.0 % 34.0 %
Efai 9,700 Efai Christianity 94.0 % 6.0 %
Efik 599,000 Efik Christianity 99.0 % 33.0 %
Efutop 28,000 Efutop Christianity 93.0 % 10.0 %
 Eggon 231,000 Eggon E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.6 %
Ehueun 22,000 Ehueun E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 9.0 %
 Ejagham, Ekoi 102,000 Ejagham Christianity 94.0 % 12.0 %
Ekajuk 68,000 Ekajuk Christianity 92.0 % 9.0 %
Eket 383,000 Ekit Christianity 94.0 % 33.0 %
Eki 8,800 Eki Christianity 95.0 % 2.5 %
Ekpari 74,000 Yace E Ethnic Religions 44.0 % 6.0 %
Ekpeye 83,000 Ekpeye Christianity 91.0 % 9.0 %
Eleme 95,000 Eleme Christianity 88.0 % 8.0 %
Eloyi, Afo 45,000 Eloyi E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.5 %
Emai, Ivbiosakon 199,000 Emai-Iuleha-Ora E Ethnic Religions 33.0 % 3.0 %
Engenni 44,000 Engenni Christianity 72.0 % 14.0 %
Enwan 17,000 Enwan E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
Enwang 26,000 Enwan Christianity 96.0 % 18.0 %
Epie 33,000 Epie E Ethnic Religions 22.0 % 5.0 %
Eruwa 88,000 Eruwa E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 5.0 %
Esan 562,000 Esan Christianity 80.0 % 9.0 %
Etebi 28,000 Etebi Christianity 96.0 % 16.0 %
Etulo, Turumawa 19,000 Etulo Christianity 65.0 % 4.0 %
Evand 14,000 Evant Christianity 70.0 % 13.0 %
 Ewe 536,000 Ewe Christianity 96.0 % 34.0 %
Ezaa 638,000 Ezaa Christianity 95.0 % 27.0 %
Fali of Jibu, Ziziliveken 6,900 Zizilivakan Islam 3.0 % 2.0 %
Fali, Bana 29,000 Fali Islam 4.0 % 0.5 %
Fam 2,200 Fam E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 6.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 18,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.0 %
Firan, Izarek 3,600 Firan E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 3.0 %
Fiterya, Hwana 55,000 Hwana Islam 28.5 % 5.0 %
 French 7,000 French Christianity 66.0 % 6.0 %
 Fulani, Adamawa 1,352,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 3.0 % 0.8 %
 Fulani, Haabe 9,600 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Fulani, Nigerian 12,494,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.4 % 0.3 %
 Fulani, Sokoto 363,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Fulani, Toroobe 4,271,000 Hausa Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
Fyem 20,000 Fyam E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.0 %
Fyer 40,000 Fyer E Ethnic Religions 12.5 % 1.0 %
 Ga'anda, Mokar 74,000 Ga'anda Christianity 83.0 % 11.0 %
Gade 109,000 Gade E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 4.9 %
 Galambi, Galambawa 33,000 Galambu Islam 14.0 % 2.0 %
 Gamai 446,000 Goemai E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ganang 3,600 Ganang E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 4.0 %
 Gbagyi 1,114,000 Gbagyi E Ethnic Religions 33.0 % 4.0 %
Gbari 475,000 Gbari E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 4.3 %
Gbo, Imaban 83,000 Legbo Christianity 92.0 % 12.0 %
Geji 7,100 Geji E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.3 %
 Gera, Gerawa 361,000 Gera Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 German 3,500 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 13.0 %
 Geruma, Geremawa 14,000 Geruma Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ghotuo 17,000 Ghotuo E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 8.0 %
 Glavda, Guelebda 44,000 Glavda E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
Gokana 149,000 Gokana Christianity 98.0 % 35.0 %
Gourma 35,000 Gourmanchema E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.4 %
Gubi, Gubawa 1,700 Shiki Islam 10.0 % 1.0 %
Gude, Cheke 146,000 Gude Islam 24.0 % 4.0 %
 Gudu 8,400 Gudu Islam 2.0 % 0.0 %
Guduf, Gudupe 86,000 Guduf-Gava E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.8 %
Gun, Gu 396,000 Gun E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.5 %
Gupa-Abawa 27,000 Gupa-Abawa Islam 2.8 % 0.1 %
Gure-Kahugu, Gura 39,000 Gbiri-Niragu Christianity 98.0 % 12.0 %
 Gurmana 5,600 Gurmana E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 3.8 %
 Guruntum, Guruntawa 28,000 Guruntum-Mbaaru E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.1 %
 Gwa 3,000 Gwa E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.5 %
Gwak 77,000 Gwak Islam 2.0 % 0.5 %
 Gwandara 41,000 Gwandara E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 1.0 %
Gwomu 8,400 Moo E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 4.0 %
Gyem, Gyemawa 1,800 Gyem E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 4.7 %
Ham 162,000 Hyam Christianity 85.0 % 75.0 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 8,000 Chinese, Yue E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 3.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,200 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.0 % 3.0 %
 Han Chinese, Wu 4,800 Chinese, Wu E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 4.0 %
 Hausa 27,807,000 Hausa Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Hausa, North 386,000 Hausa Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Hide, Xedi 6,100 Hdi E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.4 %
Hone 11,000 Hone Islam 10.0 % 0.2 %
Horom 2,500 Horom E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 4.0 %
Hya 2,400 Hya E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 1.0 %
Ibani, Bonny 103,000 Ibani Christianity 92.0 % 13.0 %
Ibeno 17,000 Ibino Christianity 75.0 % 17.0 %
 Ibibio 5,356,000 Ibibio Christianity 99.8 % 34.0 %
Ibilo 6,600 Okpamheri Christianity 80.0 % 10.0 %
Icen 63,000 Cen Christianity 51.0 % 30.0 %
Ichen 77,000 Etkywan E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 2.8 %
Idere 9,700 Idere Christianity 90.0 % 14.0 %
Idoma, Central 404,000 Idoma Christianity 97.0 % 25.0 %
Idoma, South 123,000 Idoma E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 4.0 %
Idoma, West 439,000 Idoma Christianity 97.0 % 34.0 %
 Idon, Idong 5,500 Ajiya E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.9 %
 Igala 1,402,000 Igala Christianity 78.0 % 28.0 %
 Igbo, Ibo 26,288,000 Igbo Christianity 98.8 % 37.0 %
 Igede, Egede 398,000 Igede Christianity 75.0 % 7.0 %
Igwe 19,000 Igwe E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 6.0 %
Ijaw, Central-Western 2,107,000 Izon Christianity 99.0 % 33.0 %
Ijaw, Eastern, Nkoro 7,600 Nkoroo Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
Ijaw, Northeast Central 8,500 Biseni Christianity 65.0 % 5.0 %
Ijaw, Southeast, Ijo 172,000 Ijo, Southeast Christianity 97.0 % 35.0 %
Ika 35,000 Ika Christianity 91.0 % 12.0 %
Iko 9,900 Iko Christianity 90.0 % 9.0 %
Ikpeshe 8,200 Ikpeshi E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 9.0 %
Iku 18,000 Iku-Gora-Ankwa E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.2 %
 Ikulu 83,000 Ikulu E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.6 %
Ikwere 562,000 Ikwere E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.0 %
Ikwo 281,000 Ikwo Christianity 98.0 % 30.0 %
Ilue 7,900 Ilue Christianity 95.0 % 8.0 %
Irigwe, Aregwe 74,000 Irigwe E Ethnic Religions 28.0 % 8.0 %
Isoko 588,000 Isoko Christianity 98.0 % 32.0 %
Ito 10,000 Ito Christianity 90.0 % 12.0 %
 Itsekiri, Isekiri 812,000 Isekiri Christianity 98.0 % 36.0 %
Itu Mbuzo 10,000 Itu Mbon Uzo Christianity 95.0 % 5.0 %
Ivbie, North 55,000 Ivbie North-Okpela-Arhe Christianity 88.0 % 12.0 %
Iyatu, Idoani 38,000 Iyayu E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 4.0 %
Iyive, Ndir 1,900 Iyive Christianity 75.0 % 9.0 %
 Izzi 584,000 Izii Christianity 98.0 % 28.0 %
Jaku, Jakun 600 Labir E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 2.0 %
Janji, Anafejanzi 1,800 Janji Christianity 55.0 % 4.0 %
Janjo 31,000 Dza Christianity 80.0 % 14.0 %
Jara 71,000 Jara Islam 10.0 % 0.5 %
Jarawa, Kogi 83,000 Bankal E Ethnic Religions 17.5 % 2.0 %
Jere 80,000 Jere E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 5.0 %
 Jew 100 English E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jibu 51,000 Jibu E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 2.6 %
Jidda-Abu, Nakare 9,700 Bu E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 5.0 %
Jilbe 3,100 Jilbe Islam 3.0 % 0.1 %
Jimbin, Jimbinawa 3,600 Zumbun E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 0.7 %
Jimi, Bi-Gimu 1,800 Jimi Islam 10.0 % 0.5 %
Jiru, Zhiru 5,200 Jiru E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
Jorto 27,000 Jorto E Ethnic Religions 12.5 % 1.0 %
Ju 1,500 Ju E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.5 %
Jukun, Kona 4,800 Jiba E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 4.0 %
Jukun, Kpanzu Unknown Jukun Takum Christianity 100.0 % 0.0 %
Jukun, Wanu 5,000 Wannu E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 3.0 %
Jukun, Wapan 166,000 Wapan Christianity 94.0 % 10.0 %
Jukun, Wase 2,600 Wapha E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 4.0 %
Kadara 333,000 Adara E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 4.0 %
Kagoma 39,000 Kagoma E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.5 %
Kaivi, Kaibi 3,600 Kaivi E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.1 %
Kakanda 39,000 Kakanda Islam 2.5 % 0.2 %
Kakihum 23,000 Kakihum E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.0 %
Kalabari 438,000 Kalabari Christianity 96.0 % 33.0 %
Kam 8,300 Kam E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 8.0 %
Kamantan, Angan 29,000 Kamantan E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.2 %
Kambari 141,000 Tsikimba Islam 15.0 % 3.0 %
 Kambu 7,000 Limbum Christianity 80.0 % 13.0 %
Kami 8,800 Kami Islam 2.8 % 0.0 %
Kamkam 4,800 Mbongno Islam 30.0 % 11.0 %
Kamo 35,000 Kamo E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.3 %
Kamuku 51,000 Kamuku E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 3.5 %
Kamwe, Higi 524,000 Kamwe E Ethnic Religions 38.0 % 10.0 %
Kanem, Koenoem 8,800 Koenoem E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 5.7 %
 Kanembu 1,900 Kanembu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kaningkom-Nindem 14,000 Kaningkom-Nindem E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.5 %
Kanufi, Karshi 16,000 Kanufi E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 3.8 %
 Kanuri, Manga 339,000 Kanuri, Manga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kanuri, Yerwa, Beriberi 6,269,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kapsiki, Psikye, Wula 21,000 Psikye E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 5.0 %
Kapya 300 Kapya E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Karekare, Jalalum 332,000 Karekare Islam 2.0 % 1.7 %
Karfa 1,400 Duhwa E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 2.0 %
Kariya, Lipkawa 3,500 Kariya Islam 10.0 % 0.0 %
Katab 220,000 Tyap Christianity 84.0 % 10.0 %
Kholok 5,200 Kholok Islam 15.0 % 2.0 %
Kiballo, Vono 1,400 Vono E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 0.5 %
Kila 18,000 Somyev E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.0 %
Kilba, Huba 306,000 Huba Christianity 82.0 % 8.0 %
Kinuku 1,400 Kinuku E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.5 %
Kiong 100 Kiong Christianity 80.0 % 9.0 %
Kir-Balar, Kirr 5,100 Kir-Balar Islam 10.0 % 3.0 %
Kirifi, Kirifawa 39,000 Giiwo Islam 22.0 % 4.0 %
Kirya-Konzel 6,400 Kirya-Konzel E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 2.0 %
Kitimi 3,500 Tumi E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.3 %
Kofa 1,300 Kofa E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kofyar, Jibiyal 166,000 Kofyar E Ethnic Religions 17.0 % 3.0 %
Kohumono, Bahumono 51,000 Kohumono Christianity 92.0 % 14.0 %
 Koma 54,000 Koma E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 7.0 %
 Kono, Kwono 8,500 Kono Christianity 60.0 % 10.0 %
Koro Afiki Unknown Ija-Zuba Christianity 75.0 % 18.0 %
Koro, Jijili 13,000 Tanjijili Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
Korop, Erorup 16,000 Korop Christianity 80.0 % 12.0 %
 Kotoko, Afade 39,000 Afade Islam 2.0 % 0.4 %
Kotoko, Lagwan 100 Lagwan Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Kotoko, Mpade 100 Mpade Islam 10.0 % 2.0 %
Kpan 18,000 Kpan E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 4.0 %
 Kubi 2,500 Hausa Islam 10.0 % 0.5 %
Kugama 5,200 Kugama E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.6 %
Kugbo 5,500 Kugbo Christianity 65.0 % 5.0 %
Kukele, Ukele 200,000 Kukele Christianity 97.0 % 29.0 %
 Kulere, Korom Boye 25,000 Kulere Christianity 81.0 % 18.0 %
Kulung, Bambur 43,000 Kulung Christianity 94.0 % 8.0 %
Kumba 5,300 Kumba E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 9.0 %
Kupa 35,000 Kupa Islam 4.0 % 0.2 %
Kupto 4,800 Kutto Islam 10.0 % 3.8 %
Kurama, Bagwama 62,000 Kurama Islam 18.0 % 3.0 %
Kushi 20,000 Kushi E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 7.0 %
Kuteb 69,000 Kutep Christianity 93.0 % 14.0 %
Kuturmi, West Yamma 16,000 Kuturmi E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
Kuzamani, Rishuwa 2,800 Shuwa-Zamani E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.0 %
Kwah 12,000 Kwa E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 7.0 %
Kwami, Kwamanchi 20,000 Kwaami Islam 17.0 % 3.0 %
 Kwanka, Kadun 28,000 Vaghat-Ya-Bijim-Legeri E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.1 %
Kyibaku, Chibuk 181,000 Cibak Christianity 78.0 % 12.0 %
Laamang, Gbuhwe 67,000 Lamang E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.0 %
Lakka, Lao Habe 7,800 Laka Islam 5.0 % 2.6 %
 Lala-Roba, Gworam 77,000 Lala-Roba E Ethnic Religions 9.0 % 4.0 %
Lame 18,000 Lame E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 6.0 %
Laru 7,900 Laru E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.0 %
Lela, Dakakari 150,000 C'lela E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
Lemoro, Anowuru 17,000 Lemoro E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 7.2 %
Lere 24,000 Lere E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 5.0 %
Libo 17,000 Kaan E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 6.0 %
Loh 14,000 Loo E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 3.0 %
Longuda, Jessu 88,000 Longuda E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 14.0 %
Lopawa, Lupa 8,700 Lopa Islam 40.0 % 5.0 %
Lotsu-Piri, Kitta 31,000 Tso Christianity 74.0 % 10.0 %
Lubila, Kabila 18,000 Lubila Christianity 75.0 % 12.0 %
Lufu 4,300 Lufu Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Luri Unknown Hausa E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.0 %
Mabo-Barkul, Kaleri 3,300 Bo-Rukul E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 4.0 %
Madda 166,000 Mada E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 5.0 %
Mafa, Matakam 7,600 Mafa E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 1.0 %
Magdhi, Widala 3,400 Maghdi Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Magu 18,000 Mvanip E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.0 %
Maguzawa 175,000 Hausa E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.3 %
Maha 17,000 Maaka Islam 10.0 % 0.5 %
Mama, Kwarra 55,000 Mama E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 4.0 %
Mambila 166,000 Mambila, Nigeria E Ethnic Religions 12.5 % 2.0 %
 Mandara, Wandala 18,000 Wandala Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Mangas 200 Mangas E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 2.0 %
Marghi, Central 195,000 Marghi Central Christianity 62.0 % 12.0 %
Marghi, South 205,000 Marghi South Christianity 67.0 % 8.5 %
 Marghi, West Unknown Putai Christianity 50.0 % 2.3 %
Mashi 1,300 Mashi E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 13.0 %
Mbembe, Cross-River 204,000 Mbembe, Cross River Christianity 95.0 % 27.0 %
Mboi 33,000 Mboi E Ethnic Religions 17.0 % 4.0 %
Mbonga, Mboa 1,800 Mbonga E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
Mbube, Western 72,000 Mbe Christianity 94.0 % 7.0 %
Mbula-Bwazza, Bere 63,000 Mbula-Bwazza E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 4.0 %
Megili 92,000 Lijili E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 6.5 %
Mgbo 203,000 Mgbolizhia Christianity 98.0 % 28.0 %
Mini 5,300 Abureni Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
Miya, Miyawa 53,000 Miya E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.2 %
Montol 35,000 Montol E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 6.0 %
Mubako, Mumbake 16,000 Nyong Christianity 55.0 % 7.0 %
Mumuye 677,000 Mumuye E Ethnic Religions 29.0 % 6.0 %
Mumuye Minde 28,000 Shoo-Minda-Nye Christianity 75.0 % 10.0 %
 Mumuye, Gengle 5,700 Gengle E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Mundat 1,700 Mundat E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 3.0 %
Munga Lelau 8,900 Leelau E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 7.0 %
Munga, Mingang Doso 4,700 Mingang Doso E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 7.0 %
 Mwaghavul 500,000 Mwaghavul Christianity 80.0 % 9.0 %
Nandu-Tari, Ahwai 10,000 Ahwai Christianity 55.0 % 7.0 %
Naraguta, Iguta 9,900 Iguta E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 7.0 %
Nde, Ekamtonofo 39,000 Nde-Nsele-Nta Christianity 88.0 % 13.0 %
Ndoe, Anep 11,000 Ndoe Christianity 75.0 % 9.0 %
 Ndola 93,000 Ndoola Christianity 60.0 % 9.0 %
Ndunda 500 Ndunda E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ngamo, Ngamawa 100,000 Ngamo E Ethnic Religions 11.0 % 4.7 %
 Nggwahyi, Ngwaxi 8,900 Nggwahyi Islam 5.0 % 0.2 %
 Ngizim, Ngizmawa 145,000 Ngizim Islam 7.0 % 0.6 %
Ngoshe Sama, Nggweshe 37,000 Gvoko E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 0.7 %
Ngwaba 17,000 Ngwaba Islam 8.0 % 0.2 %
Nimbari 100 Nyam E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
Ningye 12,000 Ningye E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 5.0 %
 Ninzam, Ninzo 111,000 Ninzo E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 3.9 %
Nkari 8,800 Nkari Christianity 90.0 % 12.0 %
Nkem-Nkum, Ndok 57,000 Nkem-Nkum Christianity 92.0 % 14.0 %
Nkukoli 2,800 Nkukoli Christianity 70.0 % 7.0 %
Nnam 6,000 Nnam Christianity 75.0 % 7.0 %
Numana, Sanga 48,000 Numana-Nunku-Gbantu-Numbu E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 1.0 %
 Nungu, Rindre 81,000 Nungu E Ethnic Religions 34.0 % 5.0 %
Nupe 1,572,000 Nupe-Nupe-Tako Islam 5.0 % 2.0 %
Nyankpa 75,000 Nyankpa Christianity 75.0 % 60.0 %
Nyeng 2,900 Ahwai Christianity 55.0 % 8.0 %
Nyima, Anyima 18,000 Lenyima Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
Nzanyi 139,000 Nzanyi Islam 24.0 % 5.0 %
Obanliku, Abanliku 109,000 Obanliku Christianity 94.0 % 9.0 %
Obolo 270,000 Obolo Christianity 96.0 % 34.0 %
Obulom 5,200 Obulom Christianity 70.0 % 4.0 %
Obuoro 9,800 Ibuoro Christianity 90.0 % 14.0 %
Odual 30,000 Odual Christianity 94.0 % 8.0 %
Odut 4,200 Odut Christianity 70.0 % 6.0 %
Ogba, Ogbah 288,000 Ogbah Christianity 98.0 % 33.0 %
Ogbia, Ogbinya 340,000 Ogbia Christianity 98.0 % 29.0 %
Ogbogolo 16,000 Ogbogolo Christianity 65.0 % 5.0 %
Ogbronuagum, Bukuma 19,000 Ogbronuagum Christianity 55.0 % 8.0 %
 Ogoni 375,000 Khana Christianity 96.0 % 36.0 %
Ogori-Magongo 17,000 Oko-Eni-Osayen Christianity 95.0 % 8.0 %
Okobo 89,000 Okobo Christianity 92.0 % 11.0 %
Okodia 8,600 Okodia Christianity 60.0 % 5.0 %
Okpamheri 83,000 Okpamheri E Ethnic Religions 28.0 % 3.0 %
Okpe 39,000 Okpe E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 3.0 %
Okpe 13,000 Okpe E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
Okpe-Idesa 9,100 Idesa E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 6.0 %
Okrika 400,000 Kirike Christianity 98.0 % 32.0 %
Olulumo-Ikom, Okuni 150,000 Olulumo-Ikom Christianity 98.0 % 34.0 %
Oron 125,000 Oro Christianity 94.0 % 9.0 %
Orri, Oring 125,000 Oring Christianity 96.0 % 27.0 %
Oruma 7,800 Oruma Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
Ososo 29,000 Ososo E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 8.0 %
 Pa'a, Afawa 14,000 Pa'a E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.8 %
Pai 5,200 Pe E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 5.0 %
Pana, Pani 7,000 Pana Christianity 65.0 % 6.0 %
Panawa 4,500 Panawa E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Panso-Nso 5,300 Lamnso' E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
Panyam 8,900 Mak E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.0 %
Passam, Kpasam 26,000 Kpasham E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
Payung 27,000 Pyapun E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 8.0 %
Peere 8,200 Peere E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 5.0 %
Pero 44,000 Pero Christianity 73.0 % 12.0 %
Piti 8,500 Piti Christianity 80.0 % 8.0 %
 Polci 29,000 Polci E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 0.5 %
 Pongu 43,000 Pangu E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.5 %
 Puku, Fakanchi 62,000 Ut-Ma'in E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.3 %
Rogo 200 Rogo Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ron 197,000 Ron E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 4.0 %
 Rukuba, Inchazi 138,000 Che E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 5.4 %
Rumaya 10,000 Mala E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.0 %
Ruruma 13,000 Ruma E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.0 %
Sanga, Asanga 31,000 Sanga E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.0 %
Sara Mbai 12,000 Mbay Christianity 65.0 % 9.0 %
Sasaru 19,000 Sasaru E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 9.0 %
Saya, Sayawa 133,000 Saya E Ethnic Religions 22.0 % 3.5 %
Sha 5,000 Sha E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 3.0 %
Shakara 4,200 Ahwai Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
Shal, Shall-Zwall 12,000 Shall-Zwall E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 4.0 %
Shama 8,000 Shama-Sambuga E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.5 %
 Shanga, Shangawa 23,000 Shanga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Shani 1,600 Sheni E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 0.0 %
Siri, Sirawa 5,000 Siri E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 4.0 %
 Songhai-Koyraboro 357,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.4 % 0.2 %
Sukur 25,000 Sukur E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 6.0 %
Surubu, Zurubu 11,000 Surubu Christianity 80.0 % 11.0 %
 Tal 28,000 Tal E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 7.0 %
Tala 1,700 Tala E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.0 %
Tambes 13,000 Tambas E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
Tambo, Mbula-Bwazza 28,000 Mbula-Bwazza E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
Tangale 235,000 Tangale Christianity 85.0 % 12.0 %
Tapshin, Tapshinawa 8,300 Sur E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 0.5 %
Tarok 449,000 Tarok Christianity 86.0 % 14.0 %
Tee 386,000 Tee Christianity 95.0 % 30.0 %
Teme 5,200 Teme E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.3 %
Tera 152,000 Tera Christianity 74.0 % 8.0 %
Tha 1,600 Tha E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tiba 18,000 Gaa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tigon 40,000 Mbembe, Tigon E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 0.5 %
Tita 5,300 Tita E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 7.0 %
 Tiv 3,937,000 Tiv Christianity 98.5 % 35.0 %
 Tsagu 3,600 Ciwogai E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.3 %
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 32,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tubu, Teda 3,600 Tedaga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tula 50,000 Tula E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 8.0 %
 Turk 400 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Turkwam 6,100 Toro E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 6.0 %
 Tyenga 8,000 Kyanga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ubaghara 55,000 Ubaghara Christianity 88.0 % 16.0 %
Ubang 5,200 Ubang Christianity 65.0 % 6.0 %
Uda 19,000 Uda Christianity 95.0 % 7.0 %
Uhami-Iyayu 21,000 Uhami E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 7.0 %
Ukaan 50,000 Ukaan E Ethnic Religions 34.0 % 4.0 %
Ukpe-Bayobiri 33,000 Ukpe-Bayobiri Christianity 92.0 % 13.0 %
Ukue-Ehuen 22,000 Ukue E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 5.0 %
Ukwa 100 Ukwa E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.8 %
Ukwuani-Aboh, Kwale 272,000 Ukwuani-Aboh-Ndoni Christianity 95.0 % 31.0 %
Ulukwumi 17,000 Ulukwumi Christianity 55.0 % 4.0 %
Umon 31,000 Umon Christianity 94.0 % 12.0 %
Uneme 31,000 Uneme E Ethnic Religions 33.0 % 7.0 %
 Ungwai 29,000 Hungworo E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 5.0 %
 Ura 1,500 Fungwa E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 4.0 %
Urhobo 956,000 Urhobo Christianity 99.0 % 34.0 %
Usakade 18,000 Usaghade Christianity 90.0 % 8.0 %
Utange, Otank 19,000 Otank Christianity 55.0 % 6.0 %
Utugwang, East Mbube 76,000 Utugwang-Irungene-Afrike Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
Uvbie, Evrie 31,000 Uvbie Christianity 82.0 % 6.0 %
Uzekwe 14,000 Uzekwe Christianity 70.0 % 2.0 %
 Vemgo-Mabas, Visik 17,000 Vemgo-Mabas E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.5 %
Verre 161,000 Mom Jango E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.5 %
Vute, Wute 2,800 Vute Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
Wagga 124,000 Waja E Ethnic Religions 12.5 % 2.5 %
 Warji, Warjawa 118,000 Warji E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.3 %
Wom 8,600 Wom E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 2.0 %
Yache Akpa 42,000 Akpa Christianity 90.0 % 15.0 %
Yako, Ugep 201,000 Lokaa Christianity 95.0 % 32.0 %
Yala 240,000 Yala E Ethnic Religions 44.0 % 5.0 %
Yamba, Yambe 18,000 Yamba Christianity 65.0 % 8.0 %
Yandang 99,000 Yendang E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 7.0 %
Yangdang Waka 8,600 Waka E Ethnic Religions 22.0 % 4.0 %
Yashi 4,900 Hasha E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 4.0 %
Yekhee, Etsako 441,000 Yekhee Christianity 98.0 % 32.0 %
Yigha, Ayiga 17,000 Leyigha Christianity 65.0 % 12.0 %
 Yoruba, Oyo 30,913,000 Yoruba Christianity 59.8 % 37.0 %
 Yoruba-Egba 4,642,000 Yoruba Christianity 87.0 % 36.0 %
Yotti 3,300 Yotti E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 4.0 %
Yukuben 26,000 Yukuben Christianity 50.0 % 2.5 %
 Yungur, Binna 163,000 Bena E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 0.8 %
Ywom 22,000 Yiwom E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 6.0 %
Zangwal 200 Zangwal Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Zari 32,000 Hausa Islam 14.0 % 2.0 %
Zeem 500 Zeem Islam 5.0 % 0.5 %
 Zerma, Dyerma 133,000 Zarma Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  529 177,058,000 112     50.4 % 19.8 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 19.8 %)
50.4 %
Ethnic Religions
5.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
43.4 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
24.4 %
Independent
26.8 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
29.6 %
Roman Catholic
19.1 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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