Mbula-Bwazza, Bere in Nigeria

The Mbula-Bwazza, Bere have only been reported in Nigeria
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mbula people live in rural villages in northeastern Nigeria. They are increasingly affected by changes happening around them. About 50 percent claim they believe in Jesus Christ. However, because many Mbula do not understand the Hausa trade language that is used in churches, God seems quite distant. Believers here are convinced that mother tongue Scripture will transform their villages and churches and be a clear tool to share salvation with family and friends.

The Mbula people are farmers. They make a living from their land, but poverty plagues them. Although they live in rural areas, the influences of urban civilization are making inroads into their villages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Historically, Mbula speakers have been passionate about Scripture translation. Sixty years after they first received Danish missionaries, a mother tongue speaker translated parts of God's Word on his own. However, he lacked help to produce a full, high-quality translation; today, his manuscripts are illegible.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Mbula-Bwazza, Bere in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mbula-Bwazza
People Name in Country Mbula-Bwazza, Bere
Alternate Names Bere
Population this Country 137,000
Population all Countries 137,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13641
ROP3 Code 106492
ROP25 Code 305343
ROP25 Name Mbula-Bwazza
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa state: Numan, Girei, Song, Shelleng and Demsa LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa state: Numan, Girei, Song, Shelleng and Demsa LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.00 %)
48.00 %
Ethnic Religions
52.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Mbula-Bwazza (137,000 speakers)
Language Code mbu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mbula-Bwazza (137,000 speakers)
Language Code mbu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mbula-Bwazza
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