Nzanyi in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Nzanyi rural homeland straddles the Nigeria-Cameroon border. Christian influence came into the area in the 1920s. Agriculture is the mainstay for the community but it must depend on annual rainfall to produce enough for their families to eat. Some of the Nzanyi have become businessmen and civil service workers.

In recent months, the Nzanyi people saw "JESUS" on the screen for the first time. They also received Luke - the first Scripture portion published in their own language. With this recent information the Christian community is eager for more Scripture. Many are using both the print and the audio version of that Gospel. Until now, Nzanyi Christians have relied on what they could learn about their faith from another language. Now they can hear it plainly in their own language. Church leaders need more Scripture to follow up with a hungry new generation of young believers who want to hear from God first-hand rather than through a second language.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nzanyi
People Name in Country Nzanyi
Population in Nigeria 143,000
World Population 166,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cheng, Chieng, Jeng, Njai, Nzangi, Paka
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Nzanyi
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 14108
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 Adamawa state, Maiha LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nzanyi: Rogede (143,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nzanyi: Rogede 143,000
For Primary Language: Nzanyi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Nzanyi Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
24.00 %
Ethnic Religions
8.00 %
0.00 %
68.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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