Nkem-Nkum, Ndok in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Nkem-Nkum only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Nkum and Nkim peoples are part of the Bakor cluster. Other groups in the Bakor cluster include Ekajuk, Nnam, Abanyom, Nselle, Nta, Nde, and Efutop. The Nkum and Nkim originated from Nkimtul in Bokyi Local Government Area in Cross River State, Nigeria and then resettled just west of that area. Most of the Nkim and Nkum are farmers. Their crops include yam, cassava, rice, beans, okra, and groundnuts. Many outsiders moved in among them and make a living as businesspeople, farmers, and civil servants.

Although there are quite a few schools in the area (especially among the Nkum) teachers say that children are sometimes not able to attend because of poverty. Parents are not able to afford books, uniforms and school fees. Other parents keep their children home because they need them to work in the home and on the farm.

Throughout the villages of Nkum and Nkim there are many Roman Catholic, Assemblies of God, Lutheran and Presbyterian churches as well as others. A representative from the Catholic church in the village of Adagom says that when problems arise in the lives of the people, they "… don't believe in going to herbalists. We are a Christian community. We gather around to help each other." Although there is no Scripture currently available to the people in their heart language, a Nigerian pastor with an interest in literacy, has written a short drama in the local language. Another pastor, who is working on his bachelor's degree in Bible translation, has done a short fieldwork assignment with the help of a local government appointed Nkum teacher as a full-time language assistant.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nkem-Nkum
People Name in Country Nkem-Nkum, Ndok
Population in Nigeria 58,000
World Population 58,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ndok, Ogoja
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Nkem-Nkum
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 13416
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.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nkem-Nkum: Nkum (58,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nkem-Nkum: Nkum 58,000
For Primary Language: Nkem-Nkum

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 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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