Lagwan Kotoko in Nigeria


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Introduction / History

Linguistically, Afade is one of eight Kotoko languages, and Afade speakers refer to themselves ethnically as Kotoko. There is a Latin script writing system for Afade but it is not currently being used.

The Afade people live in the northern part of Cameroon, in an area a little south of Lake Chad. Their language area extends to Nigeria to the west. Several Afade speakers also live in the larger cities of Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kotoko are traditionally fishermen and farmers, making use of the seasonal rivers that flow in the area to irrigate their fields. It can be very difficult to access the language area during the rainy season from June through September.

Traditional rulers in the area are called sultans. Rulers of smaller regions are called blamas. The town of Afade is the hub of the language area with a few surrounding villages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam dominates as the primary religion, with a good deal of syncretism with animism.


What Are Their Needs?

The Afade Kotoko people need to put their faith in Jesus Christ so they can enjoy life to the full.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Lagwan, Afade in Nigeria.

Pray for an abundant harvest of fish and grain for the Afade Kotoko people as proof of God’s power and love.
Pray for a movement to Christ among them that will bless their community in every way.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out Holy Spirit empowered workers among the Afade Kotoko in Nigeria.
Pray for Afade leaders to embrace the ways of Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-02-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-29
People Name General Lagwan, Afade
People Name in Country Lagwan, Afade
Natural Name Lagwan Kotoko
Population this Country 43,000
Population all Countries 51,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Affade; Kotoko
People ID 10166
ROP3 Code 100086
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Borno state: Ngala LGA. 12 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Borno state: Ngala LGA. 12 villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Afade (43,000 speakers)
Language Code aal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Afade (43,000 speakers)
Language Code aal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Afade

Primary Language:  Afade

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
88.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
40.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
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