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Firan, Izarek in Nigeria

Firan, Izarek

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,000 Firan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % No No   

Firan, Izarek in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Afiran are also called by the name of their main town: Kwakwi. They live in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. Their population is estimated to be 5000. Kwakwi Station is also considered to be part of the Afiran homeland.

They are part of the big Izere group in Jos-East of Plateau State, who reported to have migrated from Sokoto to a hill called Zirikazan (meaning old house in Firan) and on to their present location. Their neighbors are Berom and Iten.

They celebrate an annual festival called Surgul. Surgul showcases the cultural heritage of the Afiran. A special event during the festival is a donkey race, which involves men only. The participants blow the Marden (a traditional flute) as they race on their donkeys. Koruk, is a special costume made from animal skin, worn on the festive day. Beans (Kwon) and Kunu (Itari) are served as special delicacies.

Many Afiran are farmers. They grow millet, fonio (acha), yam, finger millet (tamba) and cocoyam. Fonio (acha) and finger millet (Tamba) are their major crop. A few Befiran are civil servants.

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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:Plateau state: Riyom LGA, Kwakwi Station south of Jos; Kaduna state: scattered.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Firan, Izarek
People Name General: Firan, Izarek
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103029
Joshua Project People ID: 11212
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,000
Population all Countries: 4,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Firan, Izarek
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Firan (4,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fir    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity25.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions75.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic40.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2009–2011
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Firan, Izarek in Nigeria

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      Firan, Izarek Nigeria    
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