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Fiterya, Hwana in Nigeria

Fiterya, Hwana

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
62,000 Hwana Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % No   

Fiterya, Hwana in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Hwana, or Hona people, as their name is sometimes spelled, live in a rural area where they make their livelihood through the keeping of small farms. Christian influence came into the area in 1923 with 92 percent claiming some church affiliation. With the positive response to the printing of the Gospel of Luke and the "JESUS" film, the Christian community is eager for more Scripture in their mother tongue language. When Jesus walked into their village by means of a movie screen, Hwana believers were shocked! How did He learn their language? The film made the Gospel real. It made Hwana speakers hungry for more of God's personal message to them.

Despite the fact that most of the Hwana population affiliate with Christian churches, many don't understand what they profess to believe. Church meetings, readings and prayers have always been in another language. For that reason, many didn't know that God could understand the language of their hearts! Now that they have tasted the Word for themselves, they are eager to feed regularly on the savory Bread of Life.

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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:Adamawa state: Girei, Shelleng, and Song LGAs, some in Gombi LGA; Borno state: Hawul LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Fiterya, Hwana
People Name General: Fiterya, Hwana
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ROP3 Code: 103030
Joshua Project People ID: 11213
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 62,000
Population all Countries: 62,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Fiterya, Hwana
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hwana (62,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hwo    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Independent
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity70.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent40.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2013
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hwana
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Fiterya, Hwana in Nigeria

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    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Fiterya, Hwana Nigeria    
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