Tapshin, Tapshinawa in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Tapshin only in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Tapshin people are a minority group in Bauchi State. They speak a language called "Sur."

Where Are they Located?

They are located in the area of Tafawa Balewa in Bauchi State in Nigeria.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The people are known to be very hospitable.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Many are Christian. Most are Catholic or Othodox. Most also have African traditional religioous beliefs.

What Are Their Needs?

They need a Bible in the Tapshin language and materials which the elderly can read and understand easily.

Prayer Points

* That God would touch them in a special way.
* That the Bible be translated in their language.
* For discipleship that addresses beliefs which are not biblical.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tapshin
People Name in Country Tapshin, Tapshinawa
Population in Nigeria 8,500
World Population 8,500
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tapshinawa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Tapshin
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 15267
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 Bauchi state, Tafawa Balewa LGA; Plateau state, Pankshin LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sur (8,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sur 8,500
For Primary Language: Sur

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
12.00 %
Ethnic Religions
88.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
25.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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