Pe in Nigeria

The Pe have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Pye, also spelled Pe or Pai, are located beside the ‘Epeye Gopal’ mountain in Gyanggyang, Pai district, in Pankshin and Shendam Local Government Areas in Plateau State. Historically, the people migrated from Maidugri in Borno State and settled on the above mentioned mountain. Their population is estimated at 8,000.

The people enjoy a cordial relationship with their close neighbours, the Ngas, Tarok and Tal.

They are primarily farmers. They cultivate millet, maize, fonio (acha), groundnut, guinea corn, yam, potato, onions, wheat, cassava, beans and tomatoes. Some of their men are hunters and traders.

The traditional ruler of the Pye is known as Udangipye’ (Chief of Pye). They have about five different cultural festivals, which are celebrated every year. The most common is the men’s initiation into ‘Nshak’ (heroism). On the day of this celebration any man who kills an antelope would be recognized as hero of the land. The dead antelope is used during the coronation of the great hunter.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Pe in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Pe
People Name in Country Pe
World Population 5,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Minchia; Pei
People ID 14257
ROP3 Code 107749
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Pankshin LGA, 17 km south of Jos-Amper main road. 7 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Pankshin LGA, 17 km south of Jos-Amper main road. 7 villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Pe (5,800 speakers)
Language Code pai   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Pai
Dialect Code 2482   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Pe (5,800 speakers)
Language Code pai   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Pai
Dialect Code 2482   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pe

Primary Language:  Pe

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
40.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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