Gokana in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Gokana only in Nigeria
Population
157,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

People of Gokana are part of Ogoni ethnic group in Rivers state in Nigeria. They speak Gokana, a language which is similar to Khana, Eleme, Tai, and Baan Ngoi -- all Ogoni languages.


Where Are they Located?

They live in Rivers state in the southern part of Nigeria.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are generous to visitors and love strangers like brothers. They are mainly farmers, but also fishermen.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe that there is one God call Bari who created the world. They believe that God is in heaven far above the sky and there are some traditional worshippers and also a secret cult-like festival called amanikpo, predominantly among the youth. Traditional worshippers pour hot drinks on the ground.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gokana
People Name in Country Gokana
Population in Nigeria 157,000
World Population 157,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 11919
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 Rivers state, Gokana LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
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 Rivers state, Gokana LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language: Gokana (157,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: gkn   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Gokana (157,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: gkn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Gokana

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1993)
New Testament Yes   (1996-2011)
Complete Bible No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 35.00 %)
98.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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