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Kaningkom-Nindem in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
16,000 Nikyob-Nindem Ethnic Religions 0.80 % 0.45 % No No   

Kaningkom-Nindem in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
Nikyob and Nindem people live on ancestral lands in central Nigeria's Kaduna State. Kaduna was named for the abundance of crocodiles in the River Kaduna. The state consists of a rolling plateau crossed by several major rives.

The region has two well-defined seasons of about six months each: a dry, windy season (November through March), and a rainy, wet season (April through October). Rainfall is heavier in the southern and northern regions. During both seasons, tall grasses and big trees prevail across vast savannahs that cover the state.

Though the capital, also named Kaduna, is a major industrial center for the state, most Nikyob are subsistence farmers. They grow various nuts, vegetables and grains and raise cattle, chickens, and sheep. Some hold salaried public jobs.

The Nikyob people seldom migrate. They practice moral purity and love to dance and have celebrations. Christianity was first introduced in 1925. Today more than 90 percent of the population is Christian. Only 1 percent practice Islam or their traditional ethnic religion.

The Nikyob and Nindem are closely related culturally and geographically and their while their speech has a few differences they both understand each other well so that they can share the same literature.

What are their beliefs?
Christianity was first introduced in 1925. Today more than 90 percent of the population is Christian. Only 1 percent practice Islam or their traditional ethnic religion.

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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.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kaningkom-Nindem
People Name General: Kaningkom-Nindem
ROP3 Code: 115586
Joshua Project People ID: 19556
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 16,000
Population all Countries: 16,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Kaningkom-Nindem
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nikyob-Nindem (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kdp    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.80 %(Evangelical: 0.45 %)
Ethnic Religions99.20 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Kaningkom-Nindem in Nigeria

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