PEID: 14130

ROP: 110049

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Benue

Language: Tigon Mbembe - (nza)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Nigeria

Also found in: Cameroon

Population: 48,500

Global Population: 160,500

PEID: 14130

ROP: 110049

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical

Overview: The Tigon Mbembe of Nigeria, numbering 48,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Benue people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 160,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Tigon Mbembe. The primary religion practiced by the Tigon Mbembe is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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