Tula in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Tula only in Nigeria
Population
52,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In a mountainous area of Nigeria, 60,000 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  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Tula
People Name in Country Tula
Population in Nigeria 52,000
World Population 52,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dadia, Kotule, Kutel, Kutele, Ture
People ID 15623
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, Kaltungo LGA, 30 km east of Billiri.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
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, Kaltungo LGA, 30 km east of Billiri.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Tula (52,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tul   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Yili
Dialect Code: 17751   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tula (52,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tul   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Yili
Dialect Code: 17751   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tula

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1929-2007)
New Testament No
Complete Bible 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 Tula
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
75.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
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  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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