Alago, Idoma Nokwu in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Alago only in Nigeria
Population
54,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

What Are Their Lives Like?

The sub-Saharan Alago speakers raise the food their families need, including guinea corn, maize and millet grain. For those living in rural areas, meals, usually cooked outside, frequently include dodo (fried plantains) and foufou (pounded yam or pounded grain) with well-spiced soup made from vegetables and leaves. They enjoy lush tropical fruits like oranges, melons, grapefruit, limes, mangoes, bananas and pineapples year-round.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Many Alago people practice traditional religion deeply rooted in ethnic identity, sacred kingships and hereditary political office. Conversion to Christianity means a new cultural assimilation, yet 35 percent claim Gospel faith. The area has over nine Christian denominations. About 10 percent of the Alago follow another major world religion.

When Bible translation work began among the Alago more than 30 years ago, few people were interested. Today, however, Alago speakers are committed to developing their heart language. They want to share with family and friends bound by legalistic religion or perpetual fear of capricious spirits. Believers need mother tongue Scripture to effectively understand and share Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Alago
People Name in Country Alago, Idoma Nokwu
Population in Nigeria 54,000
World Population 54,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Idoma Nokwu
People ID 10241
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Nassarawa state: Awe and Lafia LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Nassarawa state: Awe and Lafia LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Alago (54,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ala   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Keana
Dialect Code: 6854   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Alago (54,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ala   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Keana
Dialect Code: 6854   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Alago

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1929)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter The Seed Company Translation Project
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.50 %)
7.00 %
Ethnic Religions
83.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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