Kyanga in Benin


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Introduction / History

The Kyanga in the Joshua Project database are confined to those who speak the Kyanga language. However, there is a large number of ethnic Kyanga who speak other languages. There may be as many as 200,000 ethnic Kyanga. Many are bi-lingual, especially with the Hausa language. There are four clans of Kyanga, which can be distinguished by body markings such as facial scars.


Where Are they Located?

Kyanga people live in northwestern Nigeria and Benin, a country to Nigeria's west.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Kyanga people are farmers who grow healthy food, though they need a greater harvest.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Animism is the traditional religion and animal sacrifice, divination, black magic, and demon possession were common in the past. However, in the past 70 years or so Islam has become the dominant religion of the Kyanga people, both in Nigeria and in Benin.


What Are Their Needs?

Like most farming peoples in West Africa, the Kyanga people would benefit from agricultural experts who can help them produce a more abundant harvest.


Prayer Points

Pray for a greater harvest for the Kyanga farmers, and an even greater harvest of Kyanga souls for Christ's Kingdom.
Pray for spiritual openness among this people group that looks to the spirit world to provide for their needs.
Pray for believers gifted in discipleship to go to the Kyanga people and help them to spread Christ's fame throughout West Africa.


Scripture Prayers for the Kyanga in Benin.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19091/NI
http://mandelang.kunstkamera.ru/files/mandelang/ross_kyanga.pdf
https://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=AFR&country=BN&code=tye


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kyanga
People Name in Country Kyanga
Pronunciation key-AHNG-ah
Alternate Names Kyangawa; Tyenga
Population this Country 2,400
Population all Countries 29,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 19091
ROP3 Code 110343
ROP25 Code 308412
ROP25 Name Tyenga (Kyanga)
Country Benin
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alibori department: Segbana commune, Kasati, Tungan Bage, and Tungan Noma.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Benin
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alibori department: Segbana commune, Kasati, Tungan Bage, and Tungan Noma..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
66.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
33.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kyanga (2,400 speakers)
Language Code tye   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kyanga (2,400 speakers)
Language Code tye   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kyanga
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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