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Nzanyi in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
155,000 Nzanyi Islam 24.00 % 5.00 % No   

Nzanyi in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Nzanyi rural homeland straddles the Nigeria-Cameroon border. Christian influence came into the area in the 1920s. Agriculture is the mainstay for the community but it must depend on annual rainfall to produce enough for their families to eat. Some of the Nzanyi have become businessmen and civil service workers.

In recent months, the Nzanyi people saw "JESUS" on the screen for the first time. They also received Luke - the first Scripture portion published in their own language. With this recent information the Christian community is eager for more Scripture. Many are using both the print and the audio version of that Gospel. Until now, Nzanyi Christians have relied on what they could learn about their faith from another language. Now they can hear it plainly in their own language. Church leaders need more Scripture to follow up with a hungry new generation of young believers who want to hear from God first-hand rather than through a second language.

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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: Maiha LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Nzanyi
People Name General: Nzanyi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107574
Joshua Project People ID: 14108
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 155,000
Population all Countries: 180,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Nzanyi
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nzanyi (155,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nja    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Rogede
Dialect Code:15215
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity24.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions8.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam68.00 % 
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]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2013
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nzanyi
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Nzanyi in Nigeria

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Nzanyi Nigeria    
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            Nzanyi in Nigeria          
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      Islam     Nzanyi  
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