Taposa in Ethiopia


Population
14,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

"Pray with me for a miracle! I need God to give me another boy in the place of the one that died." Luchiya, third wife of six, is without status unless she has a son. Thirty percent of the children under age five die in her village. Malaria, typhoid, worms and eye diseases are taking their toll. Despite these challenges, Luchiya is beaming today! She is learning Bible Stories from a solar device. She's a quick learner and has an eager audience. There are 66 Chronological Bible Stories on her device. Nearby, Maria has just cut off the totem from her wrist. She hoped it would cure her infertility. Today she has decided to put her trust in God.

The Toposa, known as fierce warriors and cattle stealers, are a tribe of roughly 750,000. They were armed with AK47's during the civil war by armies from the North and the South. Today these AK47's are used to steal cattle. The Toposa are resistant to the gospel, preferring to depend on spirit doctors to cure diseases and infertility. Most Toposa shun schools and train their children to tend cattle/goats and to work in the gardens. Wives are unable to halt sexual practices of their husbands which lead to rampant AIDS and venereal disease. Alcoholism undermines family prosperity. Men value large herds of cattle and multiple wives. Each new wife requires a dowry to be paid. The "dowry" is the primary motivation for the theft of cattle from neighboring tribes.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God would send believers from neighboring tribes that speak similar languages to share God's story and start new churches.
* Pray for Godly leaders who are large animal veterinarians, community health educators, and farmers to come and help the Toposa in ways that are meaningful to them.
* Pray the Toposa will stop stealing cattle and choose to be at peace with their neighbors.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toposa_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Taposa
People Name in Country Taposa
Population in Ethiopia 14,000
World Population 296,700
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Akara, Kumi, Toposa
People ID 15563
ROP3 Code 110166
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Toposa (14,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: toq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Toposa (14,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: toq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Toposa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2002-2006)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Michael French  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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