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Nkem-Nkum, Ndok in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
63,000 Nkem-Nkum Christianity 92.00 % 14.00 % No   

Nkem-Nkum, Ndok in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Nkum and Nkim peoples are part of the Bakor cluster. Other groups in the Bakor cluster include Ekajuk, Nnam, Abanyom, Nselle, Nta, Nde, and Efutop. The Nkum and Nkim originated from Nkimtul in Bokyi Local Government Area in Cross River State, Nigeria and then resettled just west of that area. Most of the Nkim and Nkum are farmers. Their crops include yam, cassava, rice, beans, okra, and groundnuts. Many outsiders moved in among them and make a living as businesspeople, farmers, and civil servants.

Although there are quite a few schools in the area (especially among the Nkum) teachers say that children are sometimes not able to attend because of poverty. Parents are not able to afford books, uniforms and school fees. Other parents keep their children home because they need them to work in the home and on the farm.

Throughout the villages of Nkum and Nkim there are many Roman Catholic, Assemblies of God, Lutheran and Presbyterian churches as well as others. A representative from the Catholic church in the village of Adagom says that when problems arise in the lives of the people, they "… don't believe in going to herbalists. We are a Christian community. We gather around to help each other." Although there is no Scripture currently available to the people in their heart language, a Nigerian pastor with an interest in literacy, has written a short drama in the local language. Another pastor, who is working on his bachelor's degree in Bible translation, has done a short fieldwork assignment with the help of a local government appointed Nkum teacher as a full-time language assistant.

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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:Cross River state: Ogoja LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Nkem-Nkum, Ndok
People Name General: Nkem-Nkum
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ROP3 Code: 107354
Joshua Project People ID: 13416
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 63,000
Population all Countries: 63,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Nkem-Nkum
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nkem-Nkum (63,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): isi    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Nkum
Dialect Code:2205
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity92.00 %(Evangelical: 14.00 %)
Ethnic Religions8.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nkem-Nkum
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
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Nkem-Nkum, Ndok in Nigeria

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