Kohumono, Bahumono in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Kohumono only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

The Kohumono people live along the Cross River which is located in southeastern Nigeria. It is primarily in rural settings with Cameroon bordering to the east.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kohumono earn their livelihood through fishing, farming, trading and civil servants.

What Are Their Beliefs?

In 1911, Christian workers from the southern Nigerian city of Calabar paddled the rivers to bring the Gospel to the Kohumono people. Churches have grown up in the wake of the Good News. Now a second wave of help is needed by believers who have never had direct access to God's Word in the language they understand best.

Devoid of Scripture, church-goers have little understanding of the faith they've claimed. Interest in their own Scripture was generated through neighboring groups with mother tongue Scripture. Does God really understand their thoughts if they can't communicate with Him in their heart language?

For generations, many Kohumono believers have added "Christian" practices to a plethora of African animistic traditions. They are missing the main point of the Gospel: Christ's deliverance from fear and self-initiative and His gift of abundant life through His death. Pray that the truth of the Gospel will penetrate hearts, displacing the need for mixing religious traditions.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kohumono
People Name in Country Kohumono, Bahumono
Population in Nigeria 52,000
World Population 52,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bahumono
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Kohumono
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 12743
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, Obubra LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kohumono (52,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kohumono 52,000
For Primary Language: Kohumono

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
92.00 %
Ethnic Religions
8.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
25.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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