Zhire in Nigeria

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People Name: Zhire
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 16,000
World Population: 16,000
Primary Language: Zhire
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 97.00 %
Evangelicals: 25.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Benue
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The People were originally a multi-tribal people who left their different clans in search of livelihood until they finally settled together in Kargako Local Government Area of Kaduna State. There are two major villages that make up the Zhire: Kenyi 1 and 2. Kenyi 1 is made up of 3 hamlets: Gigemso, Gindu, and Fei. Kenyi 2 is made up of 4 hamlets: Taha, Gyeng, Fogyang and Kongo.

They are very friendly and peaceful people. They enjoy a cordial relationship with their neighboring groups: Jaba and Koro, whom they consider their ancestral relatives. The people are estimated to be about 15,000.

They farm rice, maize, guinea corn, ginger, yam groundnut, and fonio (acha). Their men are also good hunters.

They have a government healthcare centre, a private dispensary, government primary and secondary schools; and a private secondary school. Almost 95% of children who are of school age attend the schools without any literature in Zhire.

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