Tima, Lomorik in Sudan

Joshua Project has identified the Tima only in Sudan






Largest Religion

Main Language



Between 1987 and 2002, the Nuba Mountain region in northern Sudan where the Tima live was a battle zone in the second Sudanese civil war and the area was continually devastated. Due to wars, instability, and the isolation of the area, research has rarely been conducted and has only been possible within brief time spans. During the past 50 years the Tima people have undergone many cultural, religious, social, and political changes. Many parts of Tima society, such as its language, its dances, songs and games, and its religious beliefs are changing. Islam has largely replaced their traditional religion.

Ministry Obstacles

The Nuba Mountain area where the Tima people live is not easy for outsiders to enter. Also, the Tima language has no scripture available or any other kind of Christian resource.

Outreach Ideas

Much sustained prayer is needed for all of Sudan. Pray for peace with South Sudan, and for all tribes and peoples to gain an interest in knowing and following Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is unlikely there are any followers of Jesus today within this small tribe.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for the entire Nuba Mountain region to be stable and safe, and for the tribes in the area to prosper.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tima
People Name in Country Tima, Lomorik
Population in Sudan 6,200
World Population 6,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Lomorik, Tamanik, Yibwa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nuba Mountains
People Name General Tima
Ethnic Code NAB66h
People ID 15490
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North, West Kordofan District, Nuba Hills, Jebel Tima area villages, 15 km southwest of Katla.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tima (6,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tima 6,200
For Primary Language: Tima

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
95.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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