Alago, Idoma Nokwu in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Alago only in Nigeria

Population

51,300

Christian

7.0%

Evangelical

2.5%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


What are Their Lives Like?

The sub-Saharan Alago speakers raise the food their families need, including guinea corn, maize and millet grain. For those living in rural areas, meals, usually cooked outside, frequently include dodo (fried plantains) and foufou (pounded yam or pounded grain) with well-spiced soup made from vegetables and leaves. They enjoy lush tropical fruits like oranges, melons, grapefruit, limes, mangoes, bananas and pineapples year-round.


What are Their Beliefs?

Many Alago people practice traditional religion deeply rooted in ethnic identity, sacred kingships and hereditary political office. Conversion to Christianity means a new cultural assimilation, yet 35 percent claim Gospel faith. The area has over nine Christian denominations. About 10 percent of the Alago follow another major world religion.

When Bible translation work began among the Alago more than 30 years ago, few people were interested. Today, however, Alago speakers are committed to developing their heart language. They want to share with family and friends bound by legalistic religion or perpetual fear of capricious spirits. Believers need mother tongue Scripture to effectively understand and share Christ.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Alago
People Name in Country Alago, Idoma Nokwu
Population in Nigeria 51,300
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Idoma Nokwu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Alago
Ethnic Code NAB59z
Country Nigeria
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Nassarawa state, Awe and Lafia LGAs
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Alago: Keana (51,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Alago: Keana 51,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Scripture The Seed Company Translation Project
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
7%    ( Evangelical  2.5% )
Ethnic Religions
83.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
10.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
20.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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