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.
Scripture Prayers for the Tula in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Tula|
|People Name in Country||Tula|
|Alternate Names||Dadia; Kotule; Kutel; Kutele; Ture|
|Population this Country||62,000|
|Population all Countries||62,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|ROP25 Name||Tula (Sudanic)|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||6 (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 (62,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tul Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||17751 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Tula
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2015)|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tula||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Tula||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Bible app direct APK download||SIL|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Tula||YouVersion Bibles|