Yandang in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Yandang only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Nyandang people group is a small tribe living in hilly areas. They are a peaceful farming community.
They live in the northern part of Nigeria, north east and north central (the middle belt).
They raise farm animals and grow corn. The Nyandang are becoming more Christian than ever, and in the process may be losing some of their cultural heritage to this modern life.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Nyandang continue to worship their god (Rubi). Many think the Nyandang still worship the sun god (Rubi) but it is the force or what makes the sun (Rubi) stand, that is, the creator of the sun that the Nyandang worship.

Prayer Points

* Pray for restoration of unity.
* Pray they will practice real Christianity.
* Pray for those who are turning to other beliefs.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Yandang
People Name in Country Yandang
Population in Nigeria 101,000
World Population 101,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Nyandang, Yundum
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Yandang
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People ID 15978
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, Mayo Belwa and Numan LGAs; Taraba state, Yoro, Jalingo, Zing, Lau, and Karim Lamido LGAs.   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)
Yendang (101,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yendang 101,000
For Primary Language: Yendang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
25.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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