Boli in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Boli only in Nigeria

Population

3,930

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Maya people are hardworking farmers. Their crops include guinea corn, millet, maize and groundnuts. Projects for economic, medical and educational development are under way, including efforts to improve water supplies through drilling boreholes. Girls tend to drop out of school to help at home and marry very young.

A linguistic workshop culminated in a meeting in which Maya people met together to discuss the best ways to write their language. More than 150 people attended. The eagerness, zeal and testimonials at the workshop gave them a new sense of pride in their language. The Maya are enthusiastic about having the Scriptures in their mother tongue.


What are Their Beliefs?

Since the early 1930s, the Maya have known about the Gospel. As a result, 90 percent affiliate with Christianity. Outside influences of many kinds have affected the area, and traditional religion is less visible now.


What are Their Needs?

The Maya people manage a living from their land, but struggle with limited resources. Local churches are highly motivated to translate Scripture into the Maya language. They see its potential for unifying and bringing revival to their churches, which typically have struggled with disunity. God’s Word in the heart language will also encourage believers to grow in their understanding of the Bible and to share the Good News in meaningful ways. In addition, having things written in Maya will promote development and help Maya speakers preserve their culture and language.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Boli
People Name in Country Boli
Population in Nigeria 3,930
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bali, Bani, Bli, Hiai, Klai, Lai, Li, Paoting, Slai
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Boli
Ethnic Code NAB66c
Country Nigeria
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Adamawa state, Numan LGA, at Bali, 30 km from Numan on Jalingo road
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bali (3,900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bali 3,900
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Scripture The Seed Company Translation Project
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
70.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
30.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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