Ndola in Nigeria


Population
98,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Ndola is an ethnic group found in Nigeria, with few living in Cameroon. The Ndola people have existed in what is now called Kurmi and Ngada areas for over 1,000 years, since the split of the Bantu Kingdom from which they descended.


Where Are they Located?

Ndola people are located in Nigeria with an estimated population of 98,000 while a handful of about 4,000 are located in the Cameroon. In Nigeria they are specifically found in Taraba State living in five different local governments which include Kurmi, Bali, Gashaka, Donga and Sardauna. Until September 21, 2016 when the Governor of the state, Arch Darius Dickson Ishaku carved out and gave them a Special Development Area called Ngada Special Development Area. By this development, it now means the Ndola People can be found in only two areas in Nigeria; that is Kurmi Local Government and Ngada Special Development area which are all in Taraba State of Nigeria.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The majority of Ndola are farmers living in mountainous and low land regions of Taraba State.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Ndola people were originally Pagan until the arrival of the Sudan United Mission of North America and Germany. The missionaries made contact with the Ndola people via present Kurmi Local Government in its headquarters in Baissa. The majority of them are now Christians with fewer Muslims and Pagans.


Prayer Points

* Pray for peace, because Fulani herdsmen have attacked and killed over 20 residents in July 2016
* Pray that many of them should turn to Christ.
* Pray for development in the area


References

https://web.facebook.com/ngada.ngada.1?fref=ts http://taravoices.com/2016/02/26/rescue-train-storms-ndola-community/ https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/parking-violation http://www.news24.com.ng/National/News/victims-appeal-for-heavier-police-presence-in-taraba-20160415 http://guardian.ng/news/buhari-meets-ugwuanyi-orders-probe-of-herdsmens-violence/ http://taravoices.com/2016/02/28/17-interesting-facts-about-her-excellencys-visit-to-sunkuru-ndola-community/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurmi,_Nigeria


Profile Source:   Yakubu Ishaku  

People Name General Ndola
People Name in Country Ndola
Population in Nigeria 98,000
World Population 101,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ndolla, Ndoola, Nundoro
People ID 13292
ROP3 Code 107172
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 Taraba state, Bali, Gashaka, Sardauna LGAs. Also in Kurmi and Donga LGAs of Taraba state.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010 / field input
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 Taraba state, Bali, Gashaka, Sardauna LGAs. Also in Kurmi and Donga LGAs of Taraba state..   Source:  Ethnologue 2010 / field input

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Primary Language Ndoola (98,000 speakers)
Language Code ndr   Ethnologue Listing
Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ndoola
Primary Language Ndoola (98,000 speakers)
Language Code ndr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ndoola

Primary Language:  Ndoola

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ndoola
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.00 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
40.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Photo Source Mark Woods  
Profile Source Yakubu Ishaku  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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