Mbula-Bwazza in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Mbula-Bwazza only in Nigeria
Population
30,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Mbula-Bwazza
People Name in Country Mbula-Bwazza
Population in Nigeria 30,000
World Population 30,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Tembo
People ID 15230
ROP3 Code 109782
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 Adamawa state: Numan, Girei, Song, Shelleng and Demsa LGAs.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 Adamawa state: Numan, Girei, Song, Shelleng and Demsa LGAs..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Mbula-Bwazza (30,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mbu   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mbula-Bwazza (30,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mbu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mbula-Bwazza

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 Mbula-Bwazza
Text / Printed Matter The Seed Company Translation Project
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
88.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
2.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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