The Kyoli (Cori) are found around the EGU-KYOLI hill of Dedu district in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The people are made up of the Hal-kyoli, Bobang, Akoli, Fadek, Nyam-teng and Hal-gong sub-groups. They traced their origin back in Sokoto State whom they maintain a friendly relationship. Their current neighbours are the Hyam, Nok, Shamang, Gyong, Jju, Zhire, Koro Wachi, Duya and Gwandara.
They are primarily farmers. Their main crops are: maize, guinea corn, groundnut, beans, soya beans, millet, rice, fonio (acha), tomato, and ginger. They sell some of the crops to get some money, and keep another portion for the home.
They gather in HAM each year to celebrate their cultural festival known as ‘Kyoli Day’. They dress in their native attire, and all men and women match together to pay homage to their paramount chief (Pop Ham) before dispatching to their various villages to continue to celebrate as they feast on local food and bear.
They have two health care centers; primary and secondary schools in their communities.
* Scripture Prayers for the Cori in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
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|People Name General||Cori|
|People Name in Country||Cori|
|Population this Country||7,500|
|Population all Countries||7,500|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||5 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||12 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Kaduna state: Jema’a LGA. 1 village area. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
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|Christianity (Evangelical 11.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|