Bassa in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Bassa only in Nigeria





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People Name General Bassa
People Name in Country Bassa
Population in Nigeria 289,000
World Population 289,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Abacha, Abatsa, Basa, Bassakomo
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Bassa
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 14585
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 Kogi state, Bassa and Ankpa LGAs; Plateau state, Nasarawa LGA; Federal Capital Territory, Yaba and Kwali LGAs; Benue state, Makurdi LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Basa (289,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Basa 289,000
For Primary Language: Basa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1946-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1972)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Basa Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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