Ikwere in Nigeria

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

Introduction / History

Ikwere is a subgroup of the much larger Igbo people of Nigeria. There are four Ikwere subgroups. We have no reliable records of their origin. Some believe they migrated from the west, from what is now Benin. Others disagree.


What Are Their Lives Like?

We have little or no information about the lifestyle of the Ikwere people in Nigeria.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Traditionally the Ikwere people worshipped a goddess who “checkmated” human excesses and brought stability. Though there is a Christian influence among the Ikwere people, which includes churches, a New Testament and Christian resources, they are far from being fully committed to Jesus Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ikwere people need the Old Testament in their language. The Old Testament teaches about the dangers of worshipping other gods.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to raise up many Ikwere people who are fully committed to the Lord, and willing to share his ways with their families and friends.

Pray for Ikwere disciples who will make other disciples.

Pray for Ikwere Christian believers to forsake other gods and any idols that keep them from the King of kings.


Scripture Prayers for the Ikwere in Nigeria.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikwerre_people

https://www.academia.edu/25319875/Ali_Earth_goddess_Its_Moral_Significance_on_Ikwerre_People_of_Rivers_State

https://www.facebook.com/101209985249548/posts/lets-assume-that-ikwerre-are-from-benin-which-is-a-travest-can-they-give-us-arch/187497366620809/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ikwere
People Name in Country Ikwere
Alternate Names
Population this Country 717,000
Population all Countries 717,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12206
ROP3 Code 103982
ROP25 Code 303177
ROP25 Name Ikwere
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 Rivers state: Ikwerre, Port Harcourt, Emuoha and Obio-Akpor LGAs; Imo state: Ohaji-Egbema 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 Rivers state: Ikwerre, Port Harcourt, Emuoha and Obio-Akpor LGAs; Imo state: Ohaji-Egbema LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Ikwere (717,000 speakers)
Language Code ikw   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Ubima
Dialect Code 10865   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ikwere (717,000 speakers)
Language Code ikw   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Ubima
Dialect Code 10865   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ikwere

Primary Language:  Ikwere

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Ikwere YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Ikwere YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language eBible.org
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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