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Payung in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,200 Pyapun Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 8.00 % No No   

Payung in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Piapung people are located in Mikang Local Government Area (L.G.A) of Plateau state, in Nigeria. They say their ancestors migrated from Tehl, Tal, Chip (Miship), Koenoem, and Jukun groups, and settled in Piapung. They are estimated to be about 16,500.

The Piapung live in 39 villages. They are blessed with many rivers, but that means it is difficult to travel through the communities, particularly during rainy season. The absence of bridges across the rivers makes the condition more disturbing.

The title of their traditional chief is called ‘Long Mapai’. One of their major cultural festival is known as ‘dek’ (Piapung Day). On the eve of the festival, men are expected to go for hunting in preparation for the celebration. People dance and masquerades in their traditional attire are displayed.

The people also display their local dishes (gwai nami). They also invite their neighbouring communities whom they recognize as their relations. This celebration is also used to raise funds for the community.
They are subsistence farmers. They grow millet, guinea corn, corn and maize. They also hunt and trade.

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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: Shendam LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Payung
People Name General: Payung
ROP3 Code: 108211
Joshua Project People ID: 14491
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,200
Population all Countries: 3,200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Payung
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
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Primary Language: Pyapun (3,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pcw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity25.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions65.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant50.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
(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
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Payung in Nigeria

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Payung Nigeria    
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            Payung in Nigeria          
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      Ethnic Religions     Pyapun  
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