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Yandang in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
110,000 Yendang Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 % No   

Yandang in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Yandang people are believed to have originated from Egypt alongside their Mumuye counterparts. They first settled in Yoro, then migrated to the current geographical location in Adamawa/Taraba state in Nigeria.

Where are they located?
They live in the northern part of Nigeria, north east and north central (the middle belt). Mayo-belwa in Adamawa state, Lau in Taraba state and Ardo Kola and Gasol in Taraba state.

What are their lives like?
The Yandang people group is a small tribe living in hilly areas. They are a peaceful farming community. They raise farm animals and grow corn.

What are their beliefs?
Some Yandang continue to worship the god Rubi and his son Va-Lerubi. Many think the Nyandang still worship the sun god, Rubi, but it is the force or what makes the sun (Rubi) stand that is, the creator of the sun, that the Nyandang worship.

With the coming of the gospel, most of them now are Protestant Lutherans.

Prayer Points
* Pray for restoration of unity.
* Pray they will practice real Christianity instead of synretistic beliefs.
* Pray for those who are turning to other beliefs.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.

Indigenous People of Yandang. Tales and legends.

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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: Mayo Belwa; Taraba state: Yoro, Lau, Zing, and Karim Lamido LGAs; Jalingo; a village quarter of Yola.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Yandang
People Name General: Yandang
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110967
Joshua Project People ID: 15978
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 110,000
Population all Countries: 110,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Yandang
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yendang (110,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ynq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 10.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(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: Yes
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 Yendang
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Yandang in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Yandang Nigeria    
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            Yandang in Nigeria          
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