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Cori in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,500 Kyoli Christianity 55.00 % 11.00 % No No   

Cori in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Kyoli (Cori) are found around the EGU-KYOLI hill of Dedu district in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The people are made up of the Hal-kyoli, Bobang, Akoli, Fadek, Nyam-teng and Hal-gong sub-groups. They traced their origin back in Sokoto State whom they maintain a friendly relationship. Their current neighbours are the Hyam, Nok, Shamang, Gyong, Jju, Zhire, Koro Wachi, Duya and Gwandara.

They are primarily farmers. Their main crops are: maize, guinea corn, groundnut, beans, soya beans, millet, rice, fonio (acha), tomato, and ginger. They sell some of the crops to get some money, and keep another portion for the home.

They gather in HAM each year to celebrate their cultural festival known as ‘Kyoli Day’. They dress in their native attire, and all men and women match together to pay homage to their paramount chief (Pop Ham) before dispatching to their various villages to continue to celebrate as they feast on local food and bear.

They have two health care centers; primary and secondary schools in their communities.

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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:Kaduna state: Jema’a LGA. 1 village area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Cori
People Name General: Cori
ROP3 Code: 114560
Joshua Project People ID: 18814
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,500
Population all Countries: 1,500
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Cori
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kyoli (1,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cry    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity55.00 %(Evangelical: 11.00 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam30.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Cori in Nigeria

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Cori Nigeria    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Cori in Nigeria          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Kyoli  
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