Bekworra, Yakoro in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Bekworra only in Nigeria
Population
176,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bekwarra people are farmers, who grow various kinds of yams, bananas, maize, cocoa, rubber trees and coconut palms. Their Cross River State in southeastern Nigeria was created in 1967, and it shares its eastern border with Cameroon.

Although there are more than 648 primary schools and 145 upper grade schools in the state, literacy among the Bekwarra is low. Another challenge is these villagers have very limited access to adequate health care facilities.

The Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Assemblies of God and other Protestant groups have a long history in the Bekwarra community. However, many church-goers still practice African traditional religion, which reveres ancestors and offers sacrifices to spirits. Many people here are nominal Christians, because they don't understand what the Bible really teaches.


What Are Their Beliefs?

While the New Testament was translated in 1983, it is not used well. Work is underway to translate the whole Bible. Having the whole Bible will provide them with a foundation for the teachings of Christ, the cultural examples used and many of the unexplained and little understood references and activities in the New Testament—such as references to "the Law", "the priests", "the prophets". Villagers and translators alike are excited that within the communities, literacy efforts have already begun. The team anticipates expansion of this program, in cooperation with government educational authorities.


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People Name General Bekworra
People Name in Country Bekworra, Yakoro
Population in Nigeria 176,000
World Population 176,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Yakoro
People ID 10769
ROP3 Code 101216
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 Cross River state: Bekwara LGA; Benue state: Vandeika LGA.   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 Cross River state: Bekwara LGA; Benue state: Vandeika LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Bekwarra (176,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bkv   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bekwarra (176,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bkv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bekwarra

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1970)
New Testament Yes   (1983)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
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)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bekwarra
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
100.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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