Yako, Ugep in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Yako only in Nigeria
Population
211,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Yakạạ people speak the Lokạạ language. Traditionally, Yakạạ people settled in southern Nigeria more than five centuries ago. Eight large independent communities exist — unlike neighboring ethnic groups that live in multiple smaller villages. Some Yakạạ are highly educated and hold important positions in major towns throughout Nigeria's 36 states; many have key government roles.

Most Lokạạ speakers live off rainforests and fertile land, tending yam and cassava farms. Families also hunt and fish for food. Rubber trees, palm trees and pineapple plantations produce valuable cash crops. Seasonal fruits include mangoes, oranges, bananas and guavas.

However, many younger people move to towns, eager for well-paid civil service jobs. The society divides along generational lines; age is the primary factor of Yakạạ prestige. Religious festivals for planting and harvesting are highly celebrated


What Are Their Beliefs?

Christianity came to the Yakạạ area in 1911, through the witness of Christians traveling up the Cross River from Calabar. Presbyterians have celebrated 100 years of service here! But despite a long spiritual history, there remains a great need for understandable biblical teaching in the Lokạạ mother tongue, especially in rural areas.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Yako
People Name in Country Yako, Ugep
Population in Nigeria 211,000
World Population 211,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Loko, Ugep
People ID 15959
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 Cross River state, Obubra LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
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 Cross River state, Obubra LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Lokaa (211,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: yaz   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Ugep
Dialect Code: 13038   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lokaa (211,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: yaz   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Ugep
Dialect Code: 13038   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lokaa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1967-1984)
New Testament Yes   (2006)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lokaa
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 32.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
80.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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