Chip in Nigeria

The Chip have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Miship, are found in about 33 villages in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State. The language they speak is also called Miship. Miship has two varietiesː Longmaar and Jibam. Longmaar is said to be the central of the two. The Kong Ship, meaning River Ship, was named after the Miship. They have a paramount chief called Ndaalong Miship. He lives in Kwala, the most prestigious town for all the Miship. The speakers of Miship estimated their current population at 30,000.

The people trace their origin in Sudan, where their ancestors are said to have migrated along with the Ngas, Mupun (a dialect of Mwaghavul), Tal, Tarok, Goemai, Sura, and Pyem. It is believed that they migrated through Chad into North East Nigeria, then settled at several places before coming to their present locations in Pankshin Local Government Area. The Miship share geographical boundary with the Ngas, Mupun a dialect of Mwaghavul, Jipal a dialect of Kofyar, and Tal.

Vaiko, is an annual heritage celebration observed by the Miship. It features cultural dance displays and a wrestling competition in which young males display their fighting skills. During the celebrations, women are adorned in local fabric with leaves worn over as accessories. Men tie animal skins around their waist over local fabrics. A local delicacy called Ngup is served with Kunu (locally brewed non-alcoholic drink from sorghum or millet).

The Miship are predominantly farmers. They grow, guinea corn (sorghum), millet, beans, groundnut, rice and maize. Rice is their main crop.


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People Name General Chip
People Name in Country Chip
World Population 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Cip; Ship
People ID 11349
ROP3 Code 102150
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: Pankshin, Mangu, and Shendam LGAs.   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: Pankshin, Mangu, and Shendam LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Miship (12,000 speakers)
Language Code mjs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Miship (12,000 speakers)
Language Code mjs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Miship

Primary Language:  Miship

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
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
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
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