Ahan in Nigeria

The Ahan have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Ahan are a small sub-tribe of the Yoruba. They are among the Ekiti and Akoko people of present day Ekiti and Ondo States of Nigeria as well as among the Okun people of Kogi State. They have a lot in common with the Yoruba among whom they are “geographically sandwiched.” The Ahan speak a dialect of Yoruba otherwise called Ahan. No Christian resources are currently available in Ahan. Linguists will need to do a survey determine whether Ahan has a written script and whether a Bible translation is necessary.


Where Are they Located?

They are found mostly in Ekiti state (Omuo Ekiti), Kogi state (Ijumu LGA) and Ondo state in southwestern Nigeria: (Akoko North West LGA, Ajowa and Igashi towns).


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Ahan people live much like the Yoruba people. The Ahan are an agricultural people who also raise chickens, goats and cattle. Their main crops include beans, yams, maize, millet, bananas and melons. They sell palm oil, cocoa and peanuts and buy things they are unable to make for themselves such as tools, farm equipment and cell phones. Village elders settle legal disputes and deal with outsiders.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Ahan people are reached but syncretism is common. There are a few Muslims among them, too.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ahan people need adequate rain for their crops and their livestock so they can live lives free of want and poverty. They need modern medical care and good schools that will help the next generation to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

The Ahan people need the blessings of the Risen Christ who has conquered death. He alone can give them abundant life if they are willing to accept His guidance. They need the gift of faith in Jesus Christ, the judge of all mankind.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Ahan in Nigeria.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Ahan people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Ahan families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for the Ahan culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Ahan people.
* Pray for Ahan families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness through Christ alone, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahan_language
wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture_in_Nigeria#Cash_crop_production
Nigeria Evangelical Missions Association (NEMA)


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Ahan
People Name in Country Ahan
World Population 500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 10191
ROP3 Code 100135
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kogi state: Yagba East LGA; Ekiti state: Ikole LGA, Ajowa, Igashi, and Omuo towns.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kogi state: Yagba East LGA; Ekiti state: Ikole LGA, Ajowa, Igashi, and Omuo towns..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Ahan (500 speakers)
Language Code ahn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ahan (500 speakers)
Language Code ahn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ahan

Primary Language:  Ahan

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
99.80 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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