Nteng in Nigeria

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People Name: Nteng
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,800
World Population: 3,800
Primary Language: Nteng
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 75.00 %
Evangelicals: 10.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Chadic
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Their language name was originally Chasoekoeh which is an ancient name and one which they still love. The name Nteng refers to a special kind of rope they use for hunting

Where Are they Located?

The speakers of this language can be found in the Qua’an Pan Local Governmental Authority (LGA) in Plateau State and Lafia LGA in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. They reported that their language is spoken in eight settlements.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The primary occupation of the Nteng people is farming. The main market town for the area is located at Koelakan. When marketing crops or purchasing in marketplaces people need at least a limited proficiency in the languages of the other buyers and sellers. The main languages spoken in Koelakan are Nteng and Hausa.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of the Nteng are Christians and about 3 per cent of the population are Muslims. They did not report any adherents to traditional African religions. There are churches in all the villages except for Gyer. Virtually all the church activities are carried out in Hausa.

What Are Their Needs?

When entering the Nteng area from Gorom in the east, there is a river that must be crossed with no bridge. There is another river that separates western Nteng villages from eastern villages. During the rainy season, these rivers can make travel difficult.

Prayer Points

Pray for God to reveal himself to those Nteng people who are Muslims.
Pray for the Nteng people to know God’s abundance with their crops this year.
Pray for the Nteng people to have a hunger for God’s word in their heart language.

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