Lopawa, Lupa in Nigeria

The Lopawa, Lupa have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Lopawa people speak a dialect of the Kanuri language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Lopawa are semi-nomadic herders who move their cattle from one grazing land to another. They have great knowledge of their environment, and generations of experience as herders.

Though they are part of the greater Kanuri group, the Lopawa have their own culture and practices.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Lopawa people are officially Muslim, but they often depend on the spirit world for practical needs. They agree with the basic Muslim doctrines. Most would fast during the month of Ramadan, and the devout among them pray five times daily. Others attend the mosque for prayer on Fridays.


What Are Their Needs?

These people need to put their hope and identity in the King of kings and Lord of lords.


Prayer Points

Pray for workers to go to the Lopawa people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the Lopawa, Lupa in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lopawa
People Name in Country Lopawa, Lupa
Alternate Names Lopa; Lupa
Population this Country 23,000
Population all Countries 23,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 13108
ROP3 Code 105860
ROP25 Code 304808
ROP25 Name Lopawa (Lopa)
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kebbi state: Ngaski LGA, Lopa, Gafara, and Raishe; Niger state: Magama LGA, Cifamini, Gungun Tagwaye, and Kwanga; Kainji Reservoir eastern shore, from inlet to dam. Ollop dialect: Lopa to Wara.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kebbi state: Ngaski LGA, Lopa, Gafara, and Raishe; Niger state: Magama LGA, Cifamini, Gungun Tagwaye, and Kwanga; Kainji Reservoir eastern shore, from inlet to dam. Ollop dialect: Lopa to Wara..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
97.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lopa (23,000 speakers)
Language Code lop   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lopa (23,000 speakers)
Language Code lop   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lopa

Primary Language:  Lopa

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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