Cori in Nigeria

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People Name: Cori
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 8,100
World Population: 8,100
Primary Language: Kyoli
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 55.00 %
Evangelicals: 11.00 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Benue
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

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.

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