Tapshin, Tapshinawa in Nigeria

The Tapshin have only been reported in Nigeria
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Introduction / History

The Kusur-Myet migrated to the old Borno Empire which is presently known as Borno State in Nigeria. They later moved and settled in Gyanggyang in Plateau State, then they further moved to Kabwir, and to Dishili. The Kusur and some of their Myet relations finally settled in Tapshin and Dasham, their current locations in Tafawa Belewa Local Government Areas of Bauchi. While other Myet settled in Myet in Kanke LGA of Plateau States. Their population is estimated to be 90,000 or more.

While the people see themselves as one language group speaking two dialects, they identify themselves as two separate people groups, either Kusur or Myet. They do not have a single name for the two groups.

They relate peacefully with their close neighbours. Their wives are mostly from the Ngas, Jarawa and Bijim speaking communities.

The people are primarily farmers. They cultivate guinea corn, maize, beans, fonio (acha), onions and tomatoes. Their men also engage in carpentry and blacksmithing.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tapshin, Tapshinawa in Nigeria.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Tapshin
People Name in Country Tapshin, Tapshinawa
World Population 9,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Tapshinawa
People ID 15267
ROP3 Code 109845
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bauchi state: Tafawa Balewa LGA; Plateau state: Pankshin LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Bauchi state: Tafawa Balewa LGA; Plateau state: Pankshin LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Sur (9,200 speakers)
Language Code tdl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sur (9,200 speakers)
Language Code tdl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sur

Primary Language:  Sur

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
12.00 %
Ethnic Religions
88.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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