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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Edo of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,200

ROP3 Code: 102871
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Guinean
Language: Bini - (bin)
Religion: Christianity - Other / Marginal
Country of Origin: Nigeria

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Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 1,200

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 100

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Brief Profile

The Edo people are the ancient Kwa language Bini-speaking ethnic groups who occupy South/Mid-Western Nigeria now called Edo State. The Edo/Bini-speaking peoples include the Esan, the Afemai, the Isoko, the Urhobo among others. They are the descendants of the people who founded the ancient and mighty Benin Empire. Edo refers to those peoples who have shared historical origin as well as political and cultural similarities.

The Edo people pride themselves on their wealth of history and civilization. They are renowned for their art of brass and ivory and for their complex political organization.

Many Edo claim Christianity as their religious preference. However, often Christianity functions side by side with indigenous ancestral and herbal practices. For instance, they distinguish between common and serious illnesses. The former can be treated at home or by Western-trained doctors; the latter must be treated by specialists in traditional medicine, whether priests or diviner/healers.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the gospel to spread in the Edo community.
  • Pray for God to raise up Christian leaders from within the Edo community to work in the harvest field.
  • Pray for Christians in the Edo community to start new churches and ministries not only among their own people, but among the least reached peoples around them.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC1,200
United StatesMesquiteDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX100

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