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Yungur, Binna in Nigeria

Yungur, Binna

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
182,000 Bena Christianity 80.00 % 2.00 % No   

Yungur, Binna in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Bena are also known as Yungur. Rocky, undulating savannah country is where the Bena people live. Missionaries trekked into the Bena area in the 1930s and introduced Jesus and His teaching. Today, most Bena people consider themselves Christians. But any Scripture they've ever read or heard came in another language, so Jesus has remained a foreigner.

Believers are concerned about divorce, substance abuse and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Couples need to discover their identity in Jesus and look to Him to meet their needs, allowing His life through them to slow the soaring divorce rate. Those caught in the trap of substance abuse and sexual promiscuity need to know the One who gives power to break free from these habits and satisfies the longings of love and acceptance that initiate destructive behaviors. Pray that God's Word will touch individuals, convincing them of the love, unconditional acceptance, new life, security and peace they can find only in Christ.

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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: Guyuk, Gombi, and Song LGAs, Song to Yola road settlements.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Yungur, Binna
People Name General: Yungur
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111122
Joshua Project People ID: 16071
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 182,000
Population all Countries: 182,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Yungur
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bena (182,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): yun    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican30.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
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 Bena
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Yungur, Binna in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Yungur Nigeria    
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            Yungur, Binna in Nigeria          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Bena  
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