Ejagham of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 2,500

ROP3 Code: 102887
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Benue
Language: Ejagham - (etu)
Religion: Christianity - Other / Marginal
Country of Origin: Nigeria

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  Dallas, TX - 100

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Brief Profile

The Ejagham people, also known as Ekoi, migrated to the United States from the extreme southeast of Nigeria and extending eastward into Northern Cameroon. They are related to the Efik, Annang and Ibibio people of southeastern Nigeria and lived closely in Nigeria.

The Ejagham language has several dialects: Southern Ejagham (Ekin, Qua, Kwa, Aqua, Abakpa), Western Ejagham, and Eastern Ejagham.

They posses a unique culture consisting of dances, masks and masquerades. They are best known for their large, skin-covered masks, which may have one, two or even three faces, and for their smaller headpieces, which represent a head or an entire figure. The heads and skin-covered helmet-masks are unique in Africa. Their cultural forms and practices are often intrinsically tied to their religious beliefs.

Ejagham are marginal Christians, a form of religion with roots in Christianity but not theologically Christian.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Christians will carefully distinguish between the differences in African people, and even Nigerian people.
  • Pray for God to send Christians to minister to both the physical and spiritual needs of the Ejagham.

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United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX100