Jukun, Kona in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Jukun, Kona only in Nigeria
Population
5,100
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Jukun-Kona address themselves as Jiba and speak the Jiba dialect. They trace their origin to the Middle East, precisely Yemen. From Yemen, they migrated to Egypt and then to the Chad Basin where they settled at Ngazargamu (Bornu State of Nigeria) with the Kanuri people. Tussle for dynastic succession led to their disintegration with the Kanuri. This gave rise to further migrations that brought them to a place by the Benue River called Kindong whence to Kuro, Abani Noku, Nakanizang, Funi shari (Garu), Kannei and finally Kona Garu, Jalingo Local Government Area of Taraba State.


Where Are they Located?

They are located in Taraba State, northeastern part of Nigeria, West Africa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a friendly people whose language, social, cultural, political and religious beliefs have not been adulterated to a considerable extent.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe that a man's spirit lives on after his death. They also believe in social justice, equity and freedom to all irrespective of gender, age or religion.


Prayer Points

Pray for a forward progression for the group. Pray they will reject their past history of maltreating and killing early missionaries.


References

1.Baya Dame, 2016. THE JUKUN-KONA: Historical and Anthropological Perspective.
2. C.K Meek, 1931. Sudanese Kingdom. Ethnographic Study of Northern Nigeria.
3. Sabine Dinslage & Anne Storch, 2000. Magic and Gender.

Notes: This unique people have been marginalized, grossly misrepresented and maligned by the Fulani. They therefore seek to regain their lost glory through prayers from well-meaning individuals and group.


Profile Source:   Baya Dame  

People Name General Jukun, Kona
People Name in Country Jukun, Kona
Population in Nigeria 5,100
World Population 5,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
Alternate Names Jukun Kona
People ID 12770
ROP3 Code 105161
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 Adamawa state: Lamurde LGA; Taraba state: Karim Lamido LGA; villages northwest of Kalingo.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 Adamawa state: Lamurde LGA; Taraba state: Karim Lamido LGA; villages northwest of Kalingo..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Jiba (5,100 speakers)
Language Code juo   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Jiba
Primary Language Jiba (5,100 speakers)
Language Code juo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Jiba

Primary Language:  Jiba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1927-1950)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
70.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Kerry Olson  
Profile Source Baya Dame  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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