In Nigeria, many languages and people groups are known by several names. People in this language group call themselves Buli. The name Buli means ‘stone’ or, by association, ‘people from the mountain.’ The people reported that they are happy with the name. The Buli have approximately 2,000 speakers spread out amongst three villages.
The three Ɓuli villages are found in the Bauchi LGA, Bauchi State. Babban Ɓuli (Ngit) is in Birshi District. Mulan (Melaa [məlaa]) and Sira are in Dandango District. The villages wrap around the north and east sides of Ɓuli Hill, a prominent feature rising about 550 meters (1,800 feet) above the surrounding plain.
Ɓuli is used in all homes for interaction between, children, parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, and friends. However, in Babban Ɓuli they said that they also use Hausa alongside Buli in some conversations within these groups.
There are no markets or health clinics within Ɓuli communities.
Praise God that many of the Buli are followers of Christ.
Pray for the Buli to have a secondary school.
Pray for all the Buli speakers to come to know Jesus.
Pray for songs of worship to be heard in Buli.
Pray for the Buli people to know the goodness of God.
Scripture Prayers for the Beele in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Beele|
|People Name in Country||Beele|
|Population this Country||2,000|
|Population all Countries||2,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||6 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Bauchi state: Bauchi LGA, Birshi and Liman Katagum districts. Source: Ethnologue 2023|