Yandang in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Yandang only in Nigeria
Population
103,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Nyandang people group is a small tribe living in hilly areas. They are a peaceful farming community.
They live in the northern part of Nigeria, north east and north central (the middle belt).
They raise farm animals and grow corn. The Nyandang are becoming more Christian than ever, and in the process may be losing some of their cultural heritage to this modern life.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Nyandang continue to worship their god (Rubi). 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.


Prayer Points

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Yandang
People Name in Country Yandang
Population in Nigeria 103,000
World Population 103,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Nyandang, Yundum
People ID 15978
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 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
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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Ethnologue Language Map
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Primary Language: Yendang (103,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ynq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Yendang (103,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ynq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Yendang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
15.00 %
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 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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