Ukaan in Nigeria

The Ukaan have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

Ukaan is a language group in Nigeria comprised of four languages in a dialect cluster.


Where Are they Located?

They are located at Ishe, Auga and Ikakumo are located in Akoko north east in Ondo state while Ikakumo and Ayanran are located in Akoko-edo in Edo state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Ukaan are a very simple people and few are educated. They engage incultivating yam, cassava, cocoa, cashew nut and corn. They also raise animals. The majority of them are living in rural areas.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Ukaan believe that there is a supreme being, despite some following traditional religions. Ukaan also believe that any stranger in their midst has become their own brother. They are very happy when welcoming visitors.


Prayer Points

Ask the Lord to reach those communities with the word of God in their mother tongue.
Ask Lord to reach out the soul and their sons and daughters living abroad.
Ask the Lord provide for their physical needs.


Scripture Prayers for the Ukaan in Nigeria.


References

Samuel Muyiwa Akande - Federal University


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ukaan
People Name in Country Ukaan
Alternate Names Ikan
Population this Country 63,000
Population all Countries 63,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15693
ROP3 Code 110373
ROP25 Code 308436
ROP25 Name Ukaan
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 Ekiti state: Akoko North East LGA; Edo state: Akoko-Edo LGA; Kogi state: Ijimu LGA, Ayanran, Auga, and Ishe towns.   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 Ekiti state: Akoko North East LGA; Edo state: Akoko-Edo LGA; Kogi state: Ijimu LGA, Ayanran, Auga, and Ishe towns..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
34.00 %
Ethnic Religions
61.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Ukaan (63,000 speakers)
Language Code kcf   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ukaan (63,000 speakers)
Language Code kcf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ukaan

Primary Language:  Ukaan

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

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