Izzi in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Izzi only in Nigeria
Population
613,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

People who speak three closely related languages Izii, Ezaa and Ikwo live in fertile southeastern Nigeria. The area is rich in mineral resources, and the ancestors of today's inhabitants developed bronze-casting techniques more than a thousand years ago. The creativity and technical skill demonstrated by those early African metal crafters is recognized as among the finest in the history of the world.

More than a half-million people — living within one of the most linguistically diverse nations on earth — are about to receive the entire Bible for the first time! In 1980, the Izii, Ezaa and Ikwo people received their New Testaments and there was a trial edition of the Old Testament, but not the checked and edited final version. Then they promptly set to work on the Old Testament. Local churches were not about to settle for less. But twenty years of hard work, delays and setbacks will soon fade into history, as translators make final corrections. The complete Izii Bibles was distributed in 2012.

The Izii live in southeastern Nigeria where Igbo is the language used for communication outside their own language group. English is used as the International language and for higher education. While education is free including university, nationally fewer than one-third of the population attend high school, though higher in the southeast.


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People Name General Izzi
People Name in Country Izzi
Population in Nigeria 613,000
World Population 613,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Izi
People ID 12305
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 Ebonyi state, Abakaliki, Ezza, Ohaozara, and Ishielu LGAs; Benue state, Okpokwu 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 Ebonyi state, Abakaliki, Ezza, Ohaozara, and Ishielu LGAs; Benue state, Okpokwu LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Izii (613,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: izz   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Izii (613,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: izz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Izii

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (1980)
Complete Bible Yes   (2002)
 
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 Izii
Text / Printed Matter The Seed Company Translation Project
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.00 %)
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
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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