• PEOPLE NAME: CHAWAI OF NIGERIA

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PEID: 13722

ROP: 102054

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Benue

Language: Atsam - (cch)

Alternate Name(s): Atsam

Primary Religion: Christianity - Other / Marginal

Country: Nigeria

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Population: 39,000

Global Population: 39,000


PEID: 13722

ROP: 102054

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Chawai of Nigeria, numbering 39,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Benue people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Nigeria. Their primary language is Atsam. The primary religion practiced by the Chawai is marginal Christianity, a form of religion with roots in Christianity but not theologically Christian.


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