Fiterya, Hwana in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Fiterya, Hwana only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Hwana, or Hona people, as their name is sometimes spelled, live in a rural area where they make their livelihood through the keeping of small farms. Christian influence came into the area in 1923 with 92 percent claiming some church affiliation. With the positive response to the printing of the Gospel of Luke and the "JESUS" film, the Christian community is eager for more Scripture in their mother tongue language. When Jesus walked into their village by means of a movie screen, Hwana believers were shocked! How did He learn their language? The film made the Gospel real. It made Hwana speakers hungry for more of God's personal message to them.

Despite the fact that most of the Hwana population affiliate with Christian churches, many don't understand what they profess to believe. Church meetings, readings and prayers have always been in another language. For that reason, many didn't know that God could understand the language of their hearts! Now that they have tasted the Word for themselves, they are eager to feed regularly on the savory Bread of Life.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Fiterya, Hwana
People Name in Country Fiterya, Hwana
Population in Nigeria 57,000
World Population 57,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Fiterya, Hwana, Whana
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Fiterya, Hwana
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 11213
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa state, Gombi LGA; some in Song and Hong LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hwana (57,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hwana 57,000
For Primary Language: Hwana

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Hwona Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
28.50 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
0.00 %
61.50 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
40.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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