Nupe in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Nupe only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


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People Name General Nupe
People Name in Country Nupe
Population in Nigeria 1,572,000
World Population 1,572,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Central Nupe, Ganagana, Gupa-Abawa, Nufawa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nupe
People Name General Nupe
Ethnic Code NAB59m
People ID 14069
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Niger state, Mariga, Gbako, Agaie, and Lapai LGAs; Kwara state, Edu LGA; Kogi state, Kogi LGA; Federal Capital Territory.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gupa-Abawa: Abawa Nupe-Nupe-Tako: Nupe
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gupa-Abawa: Abawa Nupe-Nupe-Tako: Nupe
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1877-1950)
New Testament Yes   (1915-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1953-1989)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nupe-Nupe-Tako
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
94.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
50.0 %
25.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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