Okpe in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Okpe only in Nigeria

Population

39,200

Christian

25.0%

Evangelical

3.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


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.


References

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 39,200
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
Country Nigeria
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Edo state, Okpe LGA

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Okpe (39,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Okpe 39,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
25%    ( Evangelical  3.0% )
Ethnic Religions
63.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
12.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
35.00%
Protestant
40.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
25.00%
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