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Pe in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,800 Pye Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 5.00 % No No   

Pe in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Pye, also spelled Pe or Pai, are located beside the ‘Epeye Gopal’ mountain in Gyanggyang, Pai district, in Pankshin and Shendam Local Government Areas in Plateau State. Historically, the people migrated from Maidugri in Borno State and settled on the above mentioned mountain. Their population is estimated at 8,000.

The people enjoy a cordial relationship with their close neighbours, the Ngas, Tarok and Tal.

They are primarily farmers. They cultivate millet, maize, fonio (acha), groundnut, guinea corn, yam, potato, onions, wheat, cassava, beans and tomatoes. Some of their men are hunters and traders.

The traditional ruler of the Pye is known as Udangipye’ (Chief of Pye). They have about five different cultural festivals, which are celebrated every year. The most common is the men’s initiation into ‘Nshak’ (heroism). On the day of this celebration any man who kills an antelope would be recognized as hero of the land. The dead antelope is used during the coronation of the great hunter.

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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: Pankshin LGA, 17 km south of Jos-Amper main road. 7 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Pe
People Name General: Pe
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107749
Joshua Project People ID: 14257
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,800
Population all Countries: 5,800
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Pe
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Pye (5,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pai    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Pai
Dialect Code:2482
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity35.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions55.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent40.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Pe in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Pe Nigeria    
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            Pe in Nigeria          
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      Ethnic Religions     Pye  
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