Tal in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Tal only in Nigeria

Population

27,700

Christian

30.0%

Evangelical

7.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Tal people live in villages of up to 4,000 people in a very mountainous region of Nigeria. Until recently, they have had no electricity and poor educational and medical facilities. Although they live harmoniously with neighboring groups, others look down on them because of their language and culture. However, for the most part, they have maintained identity as a people and not assimilated to the dominant culture around them.

Known for their skill and bravery as hunters, the Tal live off what they hunt and what they raise in their fields. Parents often give their babies names that reflect places and events such as names of villages, wars, famine, and even market days which refer to the situation, place or time when the baby was born.


What are Their Beliefs?

A Nigerian man first introduced Christianity to the Tal people in the early 1960s. However, most Tal, especially the older people, practice traditional religion. Even many of those who are nominally Christian mix animistic beliefs and practices with their faith. Although a major world religion in the area has not yet made inroads into among the Tal people, it appears that traditional religious beliefs and practices are gaining ground.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Tal
People Name in Country Tal
Population in Nigeria 27,700
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Tal
Ethnic Code NAB60b
Country Nigeria
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Plateau state, Pankshin LGA
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tal (28,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tal 28,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
30%    ( Evangelical  7% )
Ethnic Religions
60.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
10.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
20.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
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