Aten, Ganawuri in Nigeria

The Aten, Ganawuri have only been reported in Nigeria
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Present-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states spanning over a millennium. The modern state has its origins in British colonization during the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", due to its large population and economy. Iten is just one of Nigeria's 520 living languages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Iten churches in Nigeria have been using a foreign-language Bible since they first heard about Christ in the 1920s. Churches are crowded for worship, and most of the Iten people love Jesus. But they have never heard Him speak to them in their own language.

Despite their love for Jesus, without the Word in the language they understand most clearly, Iten Christians still easily fall prey to practices encouraged by African traditional religion. The faith of many Iten believers evidences a mixture of Christian ideals combined with traditional practices. Church leaders eagerly anticipate a richer, more enthusiastic relationship with Christ among their congregants once they understand His Word for themselves.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Aten, Ganawuri in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Aten
People Name in Country Aten, Ganawuri
Alternate Names Ganawuri; Jal; Nten
Population this Country 72,000
Population all Countries 72,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10474
ROP3 Code 100593
ROP25 Code 300550
ROP25 Name Aten (Ganawuri)
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Riyom LGA; Kaduna state: Kaura LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Plateau state: Riyom LGA; Kaduna state: Kaura LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Iten (72,000 speakers)
Language Code etx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Iten (72,000 speakers)
Language Code etx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Iten

Primary Language:  Iten

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1940)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2018)
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Iten Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Iten YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Iten YouVersion Bibles
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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