Kadun in Nigeria

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Map Source:  Bethany World Prayer Center
People Name: Kadun
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 20,000
World Population: 20,000
Primary Language: Kadung
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 20.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Benue
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

There are more than 500 people groups in Nigeria, and about 84 are unreached including the Kadun people. The Kadun are located in Plateau and Bauchi states in north-central Nigeria. They are surrounded by the Saya, the Nga and the Fyam people groups. Little is known about the specific lifestyle of the Kwanka, but it is assumed that they are typical of the other groups in the region.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Nigeria has two distinct climatic zones. Along the coast, the climate is characterized by high humidity and heavy rainfall. To the north, the tropical continental air mass brings dry, dusty winds from the Sahara Desert. The temperature and the amount of rainfall vary considerably, depending on the season and area.Like most other peoples in this part of Nigeria, the Kadun are subsistence farmers, growing millet, maize, guinea corn, and beans. They also raise animals such as goats, sheep, chickens, dogs, and horses. They eat goats, sheep, and chickens, along with monkey and iguana, which is a delicacy. They use dogs for hunting and for guarding the compounds at night. The Kadun also engage in hunting, fishing, and some trading, but these are less important than farming. The Kadun live in compact villages located either in the hills or in dense forests. Their houses are made of mud, with grass roofs covering an outer porch and granary. Each village is a clan community separated into extended family compounds. The village headman handles village affairs with the help of a council of elders. Marriage usually involves a long process of a bride-service, coupled with gifts or a modest bride-price. Most tribes permit polygyny (having more than one wife), but the first wife usually enjoys a higher status. Subsequent wives generally maintain separate huts, and the husband divides his time among all his wives. Trade is not highly developed in this part of Africa, but they have regular markets where people sell produce and other needed goods. Local political authority usually resides in a hereditary headman, who is assisted by a council of elders.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kadun people are usually involved with their traditional religion. They look to spirits for protection and benefits not knowing that doing this puts them at odds with the God who gave them life.

What Are Their Needs?

The Kadun people need the chance to hear and respond to the gospel. How can they hear without a preacher? There are fervent Nigerian believers who can go to them as Christ's ambassadors.

Prayer Points

Pray for encounters where the Lord shows himself all powerful and able to destroy the work of the devil among the Kadun people. Pray for the Kadun people to flee the darkness into the light. Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ this decade among the Kadun people. Pray for the few Kadun believers to put all their trust and faith in Jesus Christ, and break with the powers of darkness that hold them back.

Text Source:   Joshua Project