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Ron in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
220,000 Ron Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % No   

Ron in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Lis ma Ron people live approximately 30 miles due south of the city of Jos and 99 miles due east of the capital, Abuja. They farm their land, raising what their families need. The closely related Kulere-speaking people live nearby.

What are their lives like?
In recent years, Hausa and western cultures have crept into the lifestyles of the Lis ma Ron people, a part of the Ron ethnic group. But the adults are very interested in preserving their culture and promoting their language.

What are their beliefs?
Christian workers brought the Gospel to the Lis ma Ron area in the past century. As a result, about half of the population follows Christ. Three denominations currently work among the Lis ma Ron. But some Lis ma Ron speakers practice African traditional religion, and growing numbers are following another major faith.

The Lis ma Ron people are very motivated to resist pressure from the other religion and to strengthen the church. Until now, local churches have used Scripture in another language. Having access to God's Word in the language they speak every day will allow for greater impact in discipleship. It will also help the community preserve their language, promote unity among them as a people and give them tools for evangelism.

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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: Bokkos, Barakin-Ladi, and Mangu LGAs; possibly Nasawara state.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Ron
People Name General: Ron
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 114963
Joshua Project People ID: 19088
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 220,000
Population all Countries: 220,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Ron
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ron (220,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cla    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity30.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions50.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam20.00 % 
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 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: 2009-2012
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus film: view in Ron
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Ron in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Ron Nigeria    
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