Kofyar, Jibiyal in Nigeria

The Kofyar have only been reported in Nigeria
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People Name General Kofyar
People Name in Country Kofyar, Jibiyal
Population in Nigeria 181,000
World Population 181,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bwol, Jibiyal, Jipal, Merniyang
People ID 12737
ROP3 Code 105082
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Qua’an Pan and Mangu LGAs; Nassarawa state: Lafia LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Qua’an Pan and Mangu LGAs; Nassarawa state: Lafia LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Kofyar (181,000 speakers)
Language Code kwl   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Merniyang
Dialect Code 2487   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kofyar (181,000 speakers)
Language Code kwl   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Merniyang
Dialect Code 2487   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kofyar

Primary Language:  Kofyar

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
17.00 %
Ethnic Religions
68.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
15.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
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