Okpe in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Okpe only in Nigeria
Population
41,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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
People Name in Country Okpe
Population in Nigeria 41,000
World Population 41,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 14139
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 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
Persecution Rank 12  (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 (41,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: oke   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Okpe (41,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: oke   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Okpe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
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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