Tula in Nigeria

The Tula have only been reported in Nigeria
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In a mountainous area of Nigeria, the Tula people carve terraces into steep hillsides to plant their crops. Their tight communities have lived in this region for many generations. Until 1970, Tula was the hub of the regional "Native Authority." This agency deals with various issues for Nigeria's cultural communities throughout the nation.

The Tula people generally get along well with neighboring groups, although occasional boundary disputes sometimes disturb the peace.

About 85% of the people follow Jesus. Most who are not Christians practice traditional African religion, which includes fear of spirits and ancestor worship.

Nigeria is one of the areas with the greatest remaining need for Bible translation in the world. With 512 languages in the country, more than 300 still need a translation started. Nigerian Christians will have to play a critical role in translating their own languages.

Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa, with about half of the people who are Christian concentrating in the south and half who are Muslim in the north. The Tula are surrounded by Muslims where they live in the north.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Tula
People Name in Country Tula
World Population 54,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Dadia, Kotule, Kutel, Kutele, Ture
People ID 15623
ROP3 Code 110259
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state: Kaltungo LGA, 30 km east of Billiri.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 14  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state: Kaltungo LGA, 30 km east of Billiri..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Tula (54,000 speakers)
Language Code tul   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Yili
Dialect Code 17751   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tula (54,000 speakers)
Language Code tul   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Yili
Dialect Code 17751   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tula

Primary Language:  Tula

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1929-2007)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2015)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tula
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Ki̱tule - Tula
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 30.00 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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