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Alago, Idoma Nokwu in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
57,000 Alago Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 8.00 % No No   

Alago, Idoma Nokwu in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The sub-Saharan Alago speakers raise the food their families need, including guinea corn, maize and millet grain. For those living in rural areas, meals, usually cooked outside, frequently include dodo (fried plantains) and foufou (pounded yam or pounded grain) with well-spiced soup made from vegetables and leaves. They enjoy lush tropical fruits like oranges, melons, grapefruit, limes, mangoes, bananas and pineapples year-round.

What are their beliefs?
Many Alago people practice traditional religion deeply rooted in ethnic identity, sacred kingships and hereditary political office. Conversion to Christianity means a new cultural assimilation, yet 35 percent claim Gospel faith. The area has over nine Christian denominations. About 10 percent of the Alago follow another major world religion.

When Bible translation work began among the Alago more than 30 years ago, few people were interested. Today, however, Alago speakers are committed to developing their heart language. They want to share with family and friends bound by legalistic religion or perpetual fear of capricious spirits. Believers need mother tongue Scripture to effectively understand and share Christ.

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Country: Nigeria
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:12 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Nassarawa state: Awe and Lafia LGAs.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Alago, Idoma Nokwu
People Name General: Alago
Alternate People Names:
Idoma Nokwu
ROP3 Code: 100209
Joshua Project People ID: 10241
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 57,000
Population all Countries: 57,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Alago
Ethnic Code: NAB59z
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Primary Language: Alago (57,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ala    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Keana
Dialect Code:6854
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity35.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions55.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1929
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Alago, Idoma Nokwu in Nigeria

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    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Alago Nigeria    
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