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.
They live in Rivers state in the southern part of Nigeria.
They are generous to visitors and love strangers like brothers. They are mainly farmers, but also fishermen.
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||163,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||5 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||West and Central Africa|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||14 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Rivers state: Ogoni and Gokana LGAs. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Gokana
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1996-2011)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Gokana|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 35.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|