Yandang in Nigeria

The Yandang have only been reported in Nigeria
Population
106,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Yandang people are believed to have originated from Egypt alongside their Mumuye counterparts. They first settled in Yoro, then migrated to the current geographical location in Adamawa/Taraba state in Nigeria.


Where Are they Located?

They live in the northern part of Nigeria, north east and north central (the middle belt). Mayo-belwa in Adamawa state, Lau in Taraba state and Ardo Kola and Gasol in Taraba state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Yandang people group is a small tribe living in hilly areas. They are a peaceful farming community. They raise farm animals and grow corn.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some Yandang continue to worship the god Rubi and his son Va-Lerubi. Many think the Nyandang still worship the sun god, Rubi, but it is the force or what makes the sun (Rubi) stand that is, the creator of the sun, that the Nyandang worship.

With the coming of the gospel, most of them now are Protestant Lutherans.


Prayer Points

* Pray for restoration of unity.
* Pray they will practice real Christianity instead of synretistic beliefs.
* Pray for those who are turning to other beliefs.


References

Indigenous People of Yandang. Tales and legends.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Yandang
People Name in Country Yandang
Population in Nigeria 106,000
World Population 106,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Nyandang, Yundum
People ID 15978
ROP3 Code 110967
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
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 Adamawa state: Mayo Belwa; Taraba state: Yoro, Lau, Zing, and Karim Lamido LGAs; Jalingo; a village quarter of Yola.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
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 Adamawa state: Mayo Belwa; Taraba state: Yoro, Lau, Zing, and Karim Lamido LGAs; Jalingo; a village quarter of Yola..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Yendang (106,000 speakers)
Language Code ynq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yendang
Primary Language Yendang (106,000 speakers)
Language Code ynq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yendang

Primary Language:  Yendang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Yendang
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Anonymous  
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