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Kyanga in Benin


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,100 Kyanga Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 % No No   

Kyanga in Benin

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Introduction / History
The Kyanga in the Joshua Project database are confined to those who speak the Kyanga language. However, there is a large number of ethnic Kyanga who speak other languages. There may be as many as 200,000 ethnic Kyanga. Many are bi-lingual, especially with the Hausa language. There are four clans of Kyanga, which can be distinguished by body markings such as facial scars.

Where are they located?
Kyanga people live in northwestern Nigeria and Benin, a country to Nigeria's west.

What are their lives like?
Most Kyanga people are farmers who grow healthy food, though they need a greater harvest.

What are their beliefs?
Animism is the traditional religion and animal sacrifice, divination, black magic, and demon possession were common in the past. However, in the past 70 years or so Islam has become the dominant religion of the Kyanga people, both in Nigeria and in Benin.

What are their needs?
Like most farming peoples in West Africa, the Kyanga people would benefit from agricultural experts who can help them produce a more abundant harvest.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a greater harvest for the Kyanga farmers, and an even greater harvest of Kyanga souls for Christ's Kingdom.
* Pray for spiritual openness among this people group that looks to the spirit world to provide for their needs.
* Pray for believers gifted in discipleship to go to the Kyanga people and help them to spread Christ's fame throughout West Africa.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.


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Country: Benin
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Alibori department: Segbana commune, Kasati, Tungan Bage, and Tungan Noma.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kyanga
People Name General: Kyanga
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110343
Joshua Project People ID: 19091
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,100
Population all Countries: 25,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Mande
People Name General: Kyanga
Ethnic Code: NAB63z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kyanga (2,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tye    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions66.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam33.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Kyanga in Benin

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Mande     Africa, West and Central    
      Kyanga Benin    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Kyanga in Benin          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Kyanga  
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