Okpe, SW Edoid in Nigeria

The Okpe, SW Edoid have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Okpe kingdom was established as early as the 17th century. It has a traditional ruler with the title Orodje of Okpe. The Okpe people are known to have migrated to found the present day Sapele and the Orodje of Okpe still exercises authority over the land of Sapele.

The illustrious kingdom of Okpe as history recalls had four sons: Orhue, Orhoro, Evwreke and Esezi. These four Okpe ruling houses later decided to adopt a rotational system to produce a ruler for the kingdom. This has helped to stabilize peace and social equality in the kingdom to this date.


Where Are they Located?

They are from southern Nigeria Delta state. They migrated from Edo State.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a cool, gentle people, educated and simple in manners with a rich culture


What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe in a god called Osolobrugwe.


What Are Their Needs?

Their greatest needs are in the areas of education and employment.


References

Historic information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okpe, May 21,2013.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Okpe, SW Edoid
People Name in Country Okpe, SW Edoid
Population in Nigeria 43,000
World Population 43,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names
People ID 14139
ROP3 Code 107619
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 Delta state: Sapele LGA and Ughelli South LGA, southeast of Warri.   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 Delta state: Sapele LGA and Ughelli South LGA, southeast of Warri..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Okpe (43,000 speakers)
Language Code oke   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Okpe (43,000 speakers)
Language Code oke   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Okpe

Primary Language:  Okpe

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 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
63.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
12.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
35.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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