Dadiya, Dadianci in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Dadiya only in Nigeria
Population
50,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Where Are they Located?

Dadiya speakers live in the eastern mountains and plains of Nigeria's Gombe State and in neighboring areas of Taraba State. Families grow grain, peanuts, beans, rice and cotton. Most use traditional methods to till the ground and grow just enough to eat. Farmers typically use ox-drawn plows to plant their fields.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In 1930, Christian missionaries arrived and were received positively. Early Christians spread the Gospel to surrounding regions. Today, about 40 percent of Dadiya speakers are believers. About the same percentage are members of another major faith; others continue following traditional African religious practices.

In 1999, two older women called on a local pastor to discuss Bible translation into the Dadiya mother tongue. He met with his church and Dadiya speakers from other states and found immediate interest.

The result was a successful Luke Partnership project, completed in 2008. That project produced Luke's Gospel and the "JESUS" film. It also helped train translators. Local churches have endorsed, assisted and helped fund this Dadiya translation at every stage.


What Are Their Needs?

Life has been difficult in the Dadiya region. The Dadiya people and some neighboring groups are embroiled in an ongoing land dispute. Homes have been burned, and some families have endured significant loss.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Dadiya
People Name in Country Dadiya, Dadianci
Population in Nigeria 50,000
World Population 50,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dadianci
People ID 11463
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state, Balanga LGA; Taraba state, Karim Lamido LGA; Adamawa state, Numan LGA, between Dadiya and Bambam.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state, Balanga LGA; Taraba state, Karim Lamido LGA; Adamawa state, Numan LGA, between Dadiya and Bambam.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Dadiya (50,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dbd   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Tunga
Dialect Code: 9068   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dadiya (50,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dbd   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Tunga
Dialect Code: 9068   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dadiya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2008)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dadiya
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
77.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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