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Aten, Ganawuri in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
65,000 Iten Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 % No   

Aten, Ganawuri in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
Present-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states spanning over a millennium. The modern state has its origins in British colonization during the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", due to its large population and economy. Iten is just one of Nigeria's 520 living languages.

What are their beliefs?
The Iten churches in Nigeria have been using a foreign-language Bible since they first heard about Christ in the 1920s. Churches are crowded for worship, and most of the Iten people love Jesus. But they have never heard Him speak to them in their own language.

Despite their love for Jesus, without the Word in the language they understand most clearly, Iten Christians still easily fall prey to practices encouraged by African traditional religion. The faith of many Iten believers evidences a mixture of Christian ideals combined with traditional practices. Church leaders eagerly anticipate a richer, more enthusiastic relationship with Christ among their congregants once they understand His Word for themselves.

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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: Riyom LGA; Kaduna state: Kaura LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Aten, Ganawuri
People Name General: Aten
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100593
Joshua Project People ID: 10474
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 65,000
Population all Countries: 65,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Aten
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Iten (65,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): etx    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: 18.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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 significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1940
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Iten
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
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Aten, Ganawuri in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Aten Nigeria    
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            Aten, Ganawuri in Nigeria          
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