Erorup Korop in Nigeria


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Introduction / History

After migrating out of Central Africa, through Cameroon, and then experiencing disagreements with surrounding communities in Nigeria, a man named Kiong started his own community which came to be called the Okoyong. The Okoyong developed a language by the same name, a variant of Durop, which is still in use.


Where Are they Located?

They are found in the west of Southwest Region, Cameroon, and also in Akamkpa LGA, Cross River State, Nigeria.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The title of each village chief is called Obonn and the title of their paramount ruler is Kembengta Obonn who lives in Akpap (in Kiong area). The artifacts peculiar to the people are the munkumo (a local drum) and kasag (a local basket in which they put stones and play it to make sounds). The common festival they celebrate is the Efeng (a thanksgiving festival) which they celebrate after every seven years.

The Korop/Kiong are primarily farmers. Cassava is the major crop they cultivate alongside yam, okra, pepper, melon, maize, palm kernel and plantain. Some of them are also engaging in trading, civil service, etc. to earn a living.

They have primary and secondary schools and health centres. They also have markets in some of their villages. They have accessible roads, boreholes and some villages have electricity. Their major means of transportation are motorbike, vehicle and they also trek to nearby villages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are mostly Christians, followed by the African Traditional Religionists (ATR) and lastly Muslims.


What Are Their Needs?

Among the Korop group, intercessions for peace, economic empowerment, discipleship, agriculture, pastoring, health center and schools are the expressed needs of the people. In the Kiong communities, discipleship, and economic empowerment will be needed.


Prayer Points

Pray for a desire for God's word in the language they understand best.
Pray for good discipleship amongst their church communities.
Pray for the written form to be developed, so the people can be literate in their native language.


Scripture Prayers for the Korop, Erorup in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Korop
People Name in Country Korop, Erorup
Natural Name Erorup Korop
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 30,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Durop; Erorup; Ododop
People ID 12802
ROP3 Code 105242
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 Cross River state: Odukpani and Akampka LGAs.   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 Cross River state: Odukpani and Akampka LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Korop (19,000 speakers)
Language Code krp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Korop (19,000 speakers)
Language Code krp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Korop

Primary Language:  Korop

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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