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Zhire in Nigeria

Zhire

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Zhire Christianity 97.00 % 25.00 % No No   

Zhire in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The People were originally a multi-tribal people who left their different clans in search of livelihood until they finally settled together in Kargako Local Government Area of Kaduna State. There are two major villages that make up the Zhire: Kenyi 1 and 2. Kenyi 1 is made up of 3 hamlets: Gigemso, Gindu, and Fei. Kenyi 2 is made up of 4 hamlets: Taha, Gyeng, Fogyang and Kongo.

They are very friendly and peaceful people. They enjoy a cordial relationship with their neighboring groups: Jaba and Koro, whom they consider their ancestral relatives. The people are estimated to be about 15,000.

They farm rice, maize, guinea corn, ginger, yam groundnut, and fonio (acha). Their men are also good hunters.

They have a government healthcare centre, a private dispensary, government primary and secondary schools; and a private secondary school. Almost 95% of children who are of school age attend the schools without any literature in Zhire.

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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:Kargako Local Government Area of Kaduna State. There are two major villages that make up the Zhire: Kenyi 1 and 2. Kenyi 1 is made up of 3 hamlets: Gigemso, Gindu, and Fei. Kenyi 2 is made up of 4 hamlets: Taha, Gyeng, Fogyang and Kongo.
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People Name in Country: Zhire
People Name General: Zhire
ROP3 Code: 117298
Joshua Project People ID: 20774
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Zhire
Ethnic Code: NAB56
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Language
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Primary Language: Zhire (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): zhi    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity97.00 %(Evangelical: 25.00 %)
Ethnic Religions1.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam2.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Zhire in Nigeria

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