The Okpamheri number less than 100,000 and are found only in the southern portion of Nigeria. In the mid-19th century, a group of Okpamheri villages and towns gathered together in unity to stave off slave raiders. Today, in a nod to their history, the term “Okpamheri” can be used to mean “we are one.” The Okpamheri are very hospitable and peaceful. They are typically farmers who live in a collection of towns and villages in the Edo state of Nigeria. While the Okpamheri have their own language, many from the younger generation do not speak it, choosing instead to speak more predominant languages like English or Yoruba.
“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:27-28 ESV)