Mbula-Bwazza, Bere in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Mbula-Bwazza only in Nigeria

Population

62,500

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Mbula people live in rural villages in northeastern Nigeria. They are increasingly affected by changes happening around them. About 50 percent claim they believe in Jesus Christ. However, because many Mbula do not understand the Hausa trade language that is used in churches, God seems quite distant. Believers here are convinced that mother tongue Scripture will transform their villages and churches and be a clear tool to share salvation with family and friends.

The Mbula people are farmers. They make a living from their land, but poverty plagues them. Although they live in rural areas, the influences of urban civilization are making inroads into their villages.


What are Their Beliefs?

Historically, Mbula speakers have been passionate about Scripture translation. Sixty years after they first received Danish missionaries, a mother tongue speaker translated parts of God’s Word on his own. However, he lacked help to produce a full, high-quality translation; today, his manuscripts are illegible.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Mbula-Bwazza
People Name in Country Mbula-Bwazza, Bere
Population in Nigeria 62,500
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bere
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Mbula-Bwazza
Ethnic Code NAB56b
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Adamawa state, Numan, Guyuk, Song, Demsa LGAs
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mbula-Bwazza (63,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mbula-Bwazza 63,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2008)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mbula-Bwazza
Scripture The Seed Company Translation Project

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
50.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous
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