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Abanyom in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
34,000 Abanyom Christianity 92.00 % 12.00 % No No   

Abanyom in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Abanyom people along with the Ekajuk, Nnam, Nkim, Nkum, Nselle, Nta, Nde, and Efutop are all part of the Bakor cluster. Originally from Emeatal and Etikpe, the people have now settled in the western-most part of Cross River State, Nigeria.

They are very proud of their own language and say that they would like their children to learn to read and write in Abanyom. Currently most schooling is conducted in English. A few people are attending an adult education program that is being held in some areas. The teaching is done in English, but Abanyom is used for discussion amongst themselves.

Most people, especially the youth, understand and speak some English. English is spoken with outsiders and those who don't understand Abanyom. However, the people say that the most useful language in their own villages is Abanyom. When asked which language God likes, the elders responded, "All the languages! He created every language!"

There are many churches in the Abanyom villages. Every village has at least one Roman Catholic Church. Other denominations in the area include Deeper Life, Assemblies of God, Methodist, Presbyterian, Christ For the World, and Apostolic. Most churches use English translations of the Bible, even though the children and grandparents don't understand it well.

The Abanyom do not officially have a written language. The elders report that the only thing they have ever seen written in their language is a political speech. There is no standard written form of the language.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Abanyom children and grandparents to hear the Gospel in a new way.
Thank God for all the churches among the Abanyom.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Nigeria
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:6 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Cross River state: Ikom LGA, Abangkang, main village.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Abanyom
People Name General: Abanyom
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100008
Joshua Project People ID: 10122
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 34,000
Population all Countries: 34,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Abanyom
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Abanyom (34,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): abm    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity92.00 %(Evangelical: 12.00 %)
Ethnic Religions8.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2022
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Abanyom in Nigeria

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      Abanyom Nigeria    
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