Tima in Sudan

The Tima have only been reported in Sudan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Between 1987 and 2002, the Nuba Mountain region in northern Sudan where the Tima live was a battle zone in the second Sudanese civil war and the area was continually devastated. Due to wars, instability, and the isolation of the area, research has rarely been conducted and has only been possible within brief time spans.


What Are Their Lives Like?

During the past 50 years the Tima people have undergone many cultural, religious, social and political changes. Many parts of Tima society, such as its language, its dances, songs and games and its religious beliefs are changing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam has largely replaced their traditional religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Nuba Mountain area where the Tima people live is not easy for outsiders to enter. Also, the Tima language has no scripture available or any other kind of Christian resource.


Prayer Points

Pray for peace in Sudan, and for all tribes and peoples to gain an interest in knowing and following Jesus Christ.
It is unlikely there are any followers of Jesus today within this small tribe. Please pray for the entire Nuba Mountain region to be stable and safe, and for the tribes in the area to prosper.
Pray for the Tima people to hear from the Holy Spirit and be drawn to Jesus Christ the savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Tima in Sudan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tima
People Name in Country Tima
Alternate Names Lomorik; Tamanik; Yibwa
Population this Country 7,400
Population all Countries 7,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 15490
ROP3 Code 110063
ROP25 Code 308166
ROP25 Name Tima
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Janub Kurdufan state: Jebel Tima village, 15 km southwest of Katla, north of Lagawa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Janub Kurdufan state: Jebel Tima village, 15 km southwest of Katla, north of Lagawa..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Tima (7,400 speakers)
Language Code tms   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tima (7,400 speakers)
Language Code tms   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tima

Primary Language:  Tima

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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