Igala in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Igala only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


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People Name General Igala
People Name in Country Igala
Population in Nigeria 1,440,000
World Population 1,440,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Igara
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Yoruba
People Name General Igala
Ethnic Code NAB59n
People ID 12186
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 Kogi state, Ankpa, Idah, Dekina, and Bassa LGAs; Edo state, Oshimili LGA; Anambra state, Anambra LGA. Also in Enugu state, Uzo-Uwani and Igbo-zee North LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Igala: Ogugu (1,440,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Igala: Ogugu 1,440,000
For Primary Language: Igala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1924-1958)
New Testament Yes   (1935-1948)
Complete Bible Yes   (1968)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Igala Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 28.00 %)
78.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
21.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Photo Source: Stuart Carlson  
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