Tiv in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language


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People Name General Tiv
People Name in Country Tiv
Population in Nigeria 4,044,000
World Population 4,046,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Tiv
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 15505
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 Benue state, Makurdi, Gwer, Gboko Kwande, Vandeikya, and Katsina Ala LGAs; Plateau state, Lafia LGA; Taraba state, Bali, Takum, and Wukari LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tiv (4,044,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tiv 4,044,000
For Primary Language: Tiv

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1916-1959)
New Testament Yes   (1936-1942)
Complete Bible Yes   (1964)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Four Spiritual Laws General
Jesus Film: view in Tiv Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 35.00 %)
98.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.50 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
90.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
5.0 %
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