Firan, Izarek in Nigeria

The Firan, Izarek have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Afiran are also called by the name of their main town: Kwakwi. They live in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. Their population is estimated to be 5000. Kwakwi Station is also considered to be part of the Afiran homeland.

They are part of the big Izere group in Jos-East of Plateau State, who reported to have migrated from Sokoto to a hill called Zirikazan (meaning old house in Firan) and on to their present location. Their neighbors are Berom and Iten.

They celebrate an annual festival called Surgul. Surgul showcases the cultural heritage of the Afiran. A special event during the festival is a donkey race, which involves men only. The participants blow the Marden (a traditional flute) as they race on their donkeys. Koruk, is a special costume made from animal skin, worn on the festive day. Beans (Kwon) and Kunu (Itari) are served as special delicacies.

Many Afiran are farmers. They grow millet, fonio (acha), yam, finger millet (tamba) and cocoyam. Fonio (acha) and finger millet (Tamba) are their major crop. A few Befiran are civil servants.


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People Name General Firan, Izarek
People Name in Country Firan, Izarek
World Population 4,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Afusare; Firan; Izarek
People ID 11212
ROP3 Code 103029
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Riyom LGA, Kwakwi Station south of Jos; Kaduna state: scattered.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Riyom LGA, Kwakwi Station south of Jos; Kaduna state: scattered..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Firan (4,000 speakers)
Language Code fir   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Firan (4,000 speakers)
Language Code fir   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Firan

Primary Language:  Firan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2009–2011)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
75.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
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