Nzanyi in Nigeria


Population
143,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Cheng, Chieng, Jeng, Njai, Nzangi, Paka
People ID 14108
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa state, Maiha LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa state, Maiha LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language: Nzanyi (143,000 speakers)
Language Code: nja   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nzanyi (143,000 speakers)
Language Code: nja   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Nzanyi

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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
24.00 %
Ethnic Religions
8.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
68.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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