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Boko, Bokonya in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
67,000 Boko Islam 3.00 % 2.00 % No   

Boko, Bokonya in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Boko people are an ethnic group native to the Diffa region of southeastern Nigeria and Benin. They are also known as Bokonya.

What are their lives like?
Most are pastoralists and farmers; peanuts, sorghum and millet are their primary crops.
The Boko people have their own art forms which involve music, dance, storytelling, and art.

What are their beliefs?
The Boko people adhere to their traditional religion. They must appease spirits, some of which they believe are associate with their ancestors. There is also a small Christian minority among them, including Evangelicals.

What are their needs?
They face serious challenges. They lack adequate schools and hospitals. Most of them are poor, and some have let their homeland in a desperate attempt to make a living. Their migration as affected the social structure. There are efforts to improve these situations.

Prayer Points
Pray for the few Bible believers among the Boko to take Christ to their animistic neighbors and families.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive them into the loving arms of Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Boko people to be part of a spiritual revival that sweeps Nigeria into the Kingdom of God.
Pray for miracles that will show the power and goodness of Christ.
* 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:Niger state: Borgu LGA; Kebbi state: Bagudo LGA, Senji north to Kenugbe, Kaoje, and Demmo, 35 villages; possibly some in Kwara state.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Boko, Bokonya
People Name General: Boko, Bokonya
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101551
Joshua Project People ID: 10907
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 67,000
Population all Countries: 208,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Mande
People Name General: Boko, Bokonya
Ethnic Code: NAB63z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Boko
Language Code (ISO): bqc    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bisa (Unknown)Hausa (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam95.00 % 
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]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1992-2010
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Boko
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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Boko, Bokonya in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Mande     Africa, West and Central    
      Boko, Bokonya Nigeria    
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      Islam     Boko  
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