Tera in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Tera only in Nigeria
Population
160,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Numerous issues negatively impact Tera families: farms are damaged when natural disasters strike, Western and other cultures introduce unwanted social ills, and a major world religion is growing. The sad news is Christians and churches have become complacent over the years. The good news is that many people have seen the widely distributed "JESUS" film in their Tera heart language, and local churches have designed follow-up programs. It is clear that Scripture they deeply understand is essential for discipleship and spiritual growth.

When missionaries brought the Gospel in 1930, they translated John's Gospel. Recent mother tongue translators completed the Gospel of Luke and produced the "JESUS" film. Now this people group wants to complete their New Testament, and eventually they would like a full Tera Bible. Because another major religion is growing, church leaders are motivated to strengthen Christians in their commitment to Christ and to share the Gospel more widely. Tera farmers in northeastern Nigeria practice traditional African religion and Islam, which has grown in popularity. Few Tera speakers understand God's Word in the available regional language. Today 40 percent are nominal Christians, they've requested mother tongue Scripture to read and share.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tera
People Name in Country Tera
Population in Nigeria 160,000
World Population 160,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Pilimdi
People ID 15440
ROP3 Code 109963
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: Yamaltu-Deba LGA; Borno state: Kwayakusar LGA.   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 Gombe state: Yamaltu-Deba LGA; Borno state: Kwayakusar LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Tera (160,000 speakers)
Language Code ttr   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tera
Primary Language Tera (160,000 speakers)
Language Code ttr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tera

Primary Language:  Tera

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1930-2008)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete 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 Tera
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
74.00 %
Ethnic Religions
6.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
65.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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