The kingdom of Engenni (Eghene) is classified among the Niger-Congo, Edoid people of Nigeria. Engenni (Eghene) belongs to the Delta sub-group of sub-saharan Africa, of the Guinea cluster of peoples. The primary language of Engenni is Ejiro. Engenni is sub-divided into three major clans - Ogua, Ejiro, and Enuedua. The Engenni (Eghene) people migrated from the Isoko, Urhobo, and Edo tribes of the ancient Bini kingdom. They occupy the northern banks of the Orashi river. Their first place of settlement is called Okilogua.
Engenni (Eghene) is located along the northern banks of the Orashi river. They belong to Ahoada West local government area of Rivers State of Nigeria.
The main occupation of Engenni (Eghene) is farming and fishing. They also do subsistent hunting, and crafts making. The Adubawa oil wells at Joinkrama (Enuedua) is the second oldest oil well in Nigeria, after Oloibiri. Oil and gas exploration and exploitation activities began in Engenni in 1957.
Engenni (Eghene) people of old believed primarily in the powers of local deities. Prominent among these were Okpobiri, Utepe, Okposo, and others. However, with the advent of Christianity, the great majority of the Engenni people now believe and worship God almighty (Jehovah). In other words, the community is now predominantly Chirstian. Heathen worship is universally banned from the kingdom, although there is still some extent of its practice in secret.
Engenni (Eghene) people need the basic infrastructures like electricity, water, basic health facilities, and good roads that link the towns and villages. Presently, only the Shell (SPDC) access road links Enueda (Mbiama) in the Ogua clan to the Enuedua (Joinkrama) clan. The other parts of Engenni (Ejiro clan) is inaccessible by land.
Pray for peace and progress in Engenni.
Pray also for the governments of Rivers State, and the Federal Government of Nigeria to give Engenni at least two local government authority areas of their own. Engenni today produces about one-third of the oil revenue of Rivers State. They are not well represented politically or economically. Politics, chieftaincy affairs and oil have brought a lot of agitation and unrest in the area
Scripture Prayers for the Engenni in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Sukariba E. Dokubo|
|People Name General||Engenni|
|People Name in Country||Engenni|
|Population this Country||54,000|
|Population all Countries||54,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||6 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Rivers state: Ahoada West LGA; Bayelsa state: Yenagoa LGA. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Engenni (54,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||enn Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||9586 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Engenni
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1977)|
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|