Kukele, Ukele in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Kukele only in Nigeria





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Main Language


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People Name General Kukele
People Name in Country Kukele, Ukele
Population in Nigeria 205,000
World Population 205,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bakele, Ukele
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Kukele
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 11269
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 Cross River state, Ogoja LGA; Ebonyi state, Abakaliki LGA; Benue state, Okpokwu and Oju LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kukele: Ugbala (205,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kukele: Ugbala 205,000
For Primary Language: Kukele

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1974)
New Testament Yes   (1979)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Kukele Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 29.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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