Tambo, Mbula-Bwazza in Nigeria

Population

28,200

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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  

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People Name General Tambo
People Name in Country Tambo, Mbula-Bwazza
Population in Nigeria 28,200
World Population 53,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tembo
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General Tambo
Ethnic Code NAB56b
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Location in Country Adamawa state, Numan, Guyuk, Song, Demsa LGAs
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mbula-Bwazza (28,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mbula-Bwazza 28,000
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 1.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
88.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
2.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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