Ron in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Ron only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

The Lis ma Ron people live approximately 30 miles due south of the city of Jos and 99 miles due east of the capital, Abuja. They farm their land, raising what their families need. The closely related Kulere-speaking people live nearby.

What Are Their Lives Like?

In recent years, Hausa and western cultures have crept into the lifestyles of the Lis ma Ron people, a part of the Ron ethnic group. But the adults are very interested in preserving their culture and promoting their language.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Christian workers brought the Gospel to the Lis ma Ron area in the past century. As a result, about half of the population follows Christ. Three denominations currently work among the Lis ma Ron. But some Lis ma Ron speakers practice African traditional religion, and growing numbers are following another major faith.

The Lis ma Ron people are very motivated to resist pressure from the other religion and to strengthen the church. Until now, local churches have used Scripture in another language. Having access to God's Word in the language they speak every day will allow for greater impact in discipleship. It will also help the community preserve their language, promote unity among them as a people and give them tools for evangelism.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Ron
People Name in Country Ron
Population in Nigeria 202,000
World Population 202,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bokkos
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Ron
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 19088
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 Plateau state, Bokkos, Barakin-Ladi, and Mangu LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Ron (202,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ron 202,000
For Primary Language: Ron

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2009-2012)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film Film / Video
The Seed Company Translation Project Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
0.00 %
20.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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