Kyanga in Nigeria


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Main Language
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Introduction / History

There are four subgroups of Kyanga, the people who can be identified by their different facial scars. Many of them are bilingual. They speak their own language, Kyanga, along with the dominant Hausa language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like most other peoples of northern Nigeria, the Kyanga people farm and herd livestock.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Animism is the belief that everyday inanimate objects, places and animals contain a distinct spiritual essence or form. In the last 70 years Islam has become the main religious affiliation of the Kyanga people, though animism lies beneath the surface of their form of Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

Northwestern Nigeria is heavily populated by Islamists, so reaching the Kyanga people can be difficult and dangerous. Local Muslims falsely believe that embracing Christ means rejecting one’s own. They need medical care centers. Followers of Christ with medical skills can offer their services to Kyanga people.


Prayer Points

Pray that the few believers would be spiritually comforted in a dark and lonely world.
Pray that their spirits would be lit afire for the gospel, and they would be willing to lose their lives for the sake of Christ.
Pray that the Lord would send workers into the harvest field to help build his church and begin a church planting movement among the Kyanga people.
Pray that the Holy Spirit would convict the souls of the Kyanga imams (elders/teachers) so that they embrace the savior and encourage others to do the same.


Scripture Prayers for the Kyanga in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kyanga
People Name in Country Kyanga
Pronunciation key-AHNG-ah
Alternate Names Kyangawa; Tyenga
Population this Country 27,000
Population all Countries 29,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 19091
ROP3 Code 110343
ROP25 Code 308412
ROP25 Name Tyenga (Kyanga)
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 Kebbi state: Geshuru, Sarufu, and Tuni villages west of Illo; Boko villages of Maze, Samia, Baikinrua, Pisa.   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 Kebbi state: Geshuru, Sarufu, and Tuni villages west of Illo; Boko villages of Maze, Samia, Baikinrua, Pisa..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Kyanga in Nigeria Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.60 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
40.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
59.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kyanga (27,000 speakers)
Language Code tye   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kyanga (27,000 speakers)
Language Code tye   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kyanga
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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