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Efutop in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
31,000 Efutop Christianity 93.00 % 10.00 % No No   

Efutop in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Efutop (or Ofutop), originally from Cameroon, settled in what is now Cross River State, Nigeria on the banks of the Cross River in the 14th century. In 1972, people migrated to the newly-built Ikom road. The Efutop language is linguistically related to the Nkum, Nkim, Ekajuk, Nnam, Abanyom, Nselle, Nde, and Nta. All of these groups together are known as the Bakor cluster.

Most of the Efutop people are farmers. Yams, cassava, palm oil, cocoa, oranges, melons, groundnuts, and plantains are some of their major crops. There is a strong sense of community amongst the Efutop. An elder of the Apostolic Church of Alesi says that, "All the villages in Efutop can work together if there is a need to." Working together they have built schools, their town hall, and have done road maintenance. Numerous churches and schools can be found in nearly all of the Efutop villages.

The Efutop have no access to any Scripture in their language nor has their language ever formally been written. An Efutop secondary school student has written a booklet of proverbs, songs, and names of some common objects in the language, but there is no Bible available for these people. Standard English and Nigerian Pidgin English are widely used in the area as well as the vernacular. When interviewed, however, one teacher said that although there are currently no literacy programs, the people would be pleased if literacy resources were available. In general, people seem eager to support Bible translation. One local church said that they would be very willing to serve in conjunction with a Bible translation project.

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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:Cross River state: Ikom LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Efutop
People Name General: Efutop
ROP3 Code: 102875
Joshua Project People ID: 11718
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 31,000
Population all Countries: 31,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Efutop
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Efutop (31,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ofu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity93.00 %(Evangelical: 10.00 %)
Ethnic Religions7.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
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]
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Efutop in Nigeria

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      Efutop Nigeria    
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