Ron in Nigeria

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Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Ron
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 231,000
World Population: 231,000
Primary Language: Ron
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 30.00 %
Evangelicals: 4.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Chadic
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Lis ma Ron people live approximately 30 miles due south of the city of Jos and 99 miles due east of the capital, Abuja. They farm their land, raising what their families need. The closely related Kulere-speaking people live nearby.

What Are Their Lives Like?

In recent years, Hausa and western cultures have crept into the lifestyles of the Lis ma Ron people, a part of the Ron ethnic group. But the adults are very interested in preserving their culture and promoting their language.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Christian workers brought the Gospel to the Lis ma Ron area in the past century. As a result, about half of the population follows Christ. Three denominations currently work among the Lis ma Ron. But some Lis ma Ron speakers practice African traditional religion, and growing numbers are following another major faith.

The Lis ma Ron people are very motivated to resist pressure from the other religion and to strengthen the church. Until now, local churches have used Scripture in another language. Having access to God's Word in the language they speak every day will allow for greater impact in discipleship. It will also help the community preserve their language, promote unity among them as a people and give them tools for evangelism.

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