Okpe in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Okpe only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Okpe kingdom was established as early as the 17th century. It has a traditional ruler with the title Orodje of Okpe. The Okpe people are known to have migrated to found the present day Sapele and the Orodje of Okpe still exercises authority over the land of Sapele.

The illustrious kingdom of Okpe as history recalls had four sons: Orhue, Orhoro, Evwreke and Esezi. These four Okpe ruling houses later decided to adopt a rotational system to produce a ruler for the kingdom. This has helped to stabilize peace and social equality in the kingdom to this date.

Where Are they Located?

They are from southern Nigeria Delta state. They migrated from Edo State.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a cool, gentle people, educated and simple in manners with a rich culture

What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe in a god called Osolobrugwe.

What Are Their Needs?

Their greatest needs are in the areas of education and employment.


Historic information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okpe, May 21,2013.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Okpe
People Name in Country Okpe
Population in Nigeria 40,000
World Population 40,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Okpe
Ethnic Code NAB59c
People ID 14139
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 Edo state, Okpe 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)
Okpe (40,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Okpe 40,000
For Primary Language: Okpe

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
63.00 %
0.00 %
12.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
35.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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