Yungur, Binna in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Yungur only in Nigeria





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Introduction / History

The Bena are also known as Yungur. Rocky, undulating savannah country is where the Bena people live. Missionaries trekked into the Bena area in the 1930s and introduced Jesus and His teaching. Today, most Bena people consider themselves Christians. But any Scripture they've ever read or heard came in another language, so Jesus has remained a foreigner.

Believers are concerned about divorce, substance abuse and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Couples need to discover their identity in Jesus and look to Him to meet their needs, allowing His life through them to slow the soaring divorce rate. Those caught in the trap of substance abuse and sexual promiscuity need to know the One who gives power to break free from these habits and satisfies the longings of love and acceptance that initiate destructive behaviors. Pray that God's Word will touch individuals, convincing them of the love, unconditional acceptance, new life, security and peace they can find only in Christ.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Yungur
People Name in Country Yungur, Binna
Population in Nigeria 168,000
World Population 168,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Binna
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Yungur
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People ID 16071
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, Guyuk, Gombi, and Song LGAs, Song to Yola road settlements.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bena (168,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bena 168,000
For Primary Language: Bena

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 Bena Film / Video
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
8.00 %
Ethnic Religions
62.00 %
0.00 %
30.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
30.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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