Etulo, Turumawa in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Etulo only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Etulo live in the Central Nigerian states of Benue and Taraba. The Etulo are believed to have migrated from the former Kwarrafa kingdom and settled in Adi in the present day Buruku and part of Katsina Ala Local Government of Benue State Nigeria. They are predominantly farmers and fishermen.

They were given to idol worship. They believe that there is no natural death as every death is cause by witches and wizards. There is much practice of witches in the land.

Though there are many churches, the land is far from been evangelised. The churches have not been able to turn the focus of the people from idols to God. It is one major challenge. A good teaching Church is what the people need.

Another serious issue is poverty; there is abject poverty in the land this also has to do with their beliefs. Ask a Etulo man how are you today and the answer you will hear is 'Aze yi Ikwaangha' meaning poverty and foolishness. So they have remained poor and foolish. They have a great interest in fetishs.

Prayer Points

* The word of God will have free course in the life of the people.
* God will raise more labourers to do the work.
* Revival in the church.
* God to confirmed his Word with signs and wonders.

Profile Source:   Joseph Adi  

People Name General Etulo
People Name in Country Etulo, Turumawa
Population in Nigeria 20,000
World Population 20,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Turumawa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Etulo
Ethnic Code NAB59z
People ID 11162
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Benue state, Gboko LGA; Taraba state, Wukari LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Etulo (20,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Etulo 20,000
For Primary Language: Etulo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Profile Source: Joseph Adi  
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