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Jukun, Kona in Nigeria

Jukun, Kona

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,400 Jiba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Jukun, Kona in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Jukun-Kona address themselves as Jiba and speak the Jiba dialect. They trace their origin to the Middle East, precisely Yemen. From Yemen, they migrated to Egypt and then to the Chad Basin where they settled at Ngazargamu (Bornu State of Nigeria) with the Kanuri people. Tussle for dynastic succession led to their disintegration with the Kanuri. This gave rise to further migrations that brought them to a place by the Benue River called Kindong whence to Kuro, Abani Noku, Nakanizang, Funi shari (Garu), Kannei and finally Kona Garu, Jalingo Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Where are they located?
They are located in Taraba State, northeastern part of Nigeria, West Africa.

What are their lives like?
They are a friendly people whose language, social, cultural, political and religious beliefs have not been adulterated to a considerable extent.

What are their beliefs?
They believe that a man's spirit lives on after his death. They also believe in social justice, equity and freedom to all irrespective of gender, age or religion.

Prayer Points
Pray for a forward progression for the group. Pray they will reject their past history of maltreating and killing early missionaries.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

1.Baya Dame, 2016. THE JUKUN-KONA: Historical and Anthropological Perspective.
2. C.K Meek, 1931. Sudanese Kingdom. Ethnographic Study of Northern Nigeria.
3. Sabine Dinslage & Anne Storch, 2000. Magic and Gender.

Notes: This unique people have been marginalized, grossly misrepresented and maligned by the Fulani. They therefore seek to regain their lost glory through prayers from well-meaning individuals and group.

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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:Adamawa state: Lamurde LGA; Taraba state: Karim Lamido LGA; villages northwest of Kalingo.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Jukun, Kona
People Name General: Jukun, Kona
Alternate People Names:
Jukun Kona
ROP3 Code: 105161
Joshua Project People ID: 12770
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,400
Population all Countries: 5,400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Jukun, Kona
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Jiba (5,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): juo    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 Religions70.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent70.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1927-1950
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Jukun, Kona in Nigeria

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      Jukun, Kona Nigeria    
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