Fiterya, Hwana in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Fiterya, Hwana only in Nigeria
Population
60,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Hwana, or Hona people, as their name is sometimes spelled, live in a rural area where they make their livelihood through the keeping of small farms. Christian influence came into the area in 1923 with 92 percent claiming some church affiliation. With the positive response to the printing of the Gospel of Luke and the "JESUS" film, the Christian community is eager for more Scripture in their mother tongue language. When Jesus walked into their village by means of a movie screen, Hwana believers were shocked! How did He learn their language? The film made the Gospel real. It made Hwana speakers hungry for more of God's personal message to them.

Despite the fact that most of the Hwana population affiliate with Christian churches, many don't understand what they profess to believe. Church meetings, readings and prayers have always been in another language. For that reason, many didn't know that God could understand the language of their hearts! Now that they have tasted the Word for themselves, they are eager to feed regularly on the savory Bread of Life.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Fiterya, Hwana
People Name in Country Fiterya, Hwana
Population in Nigeria 60,000
World Population 60,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Fiterya, Hwana, Whana
People ID 11213
ROP3 Code 103030
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 Adamawa state: Girei, Shelleng, and Song LGAs, some in Gombi LGA; Borno state: Hawul 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 Adamawa state: Girei, Shelleng, and Song LGAs, some in Gombi LGA; Borno state: Hawul LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Hwana (60,000 speakers)
Language Code hwo   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hwana
Primary Language Hwana (60,000 speakers)
Language Code hwo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hwana

Primary Language:  Hwana

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2013)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete 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)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hwana
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
28.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
12.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
40.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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