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Dadiya, Dadianci in Nigeria

Dadiya, Dadianci

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
80,000 Dadiya Christianity 45.00 % 15.00 % No   

Dadiya, Dadianci in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
Dadiya speakers live in the eastern mountains and plains of Nigeria's Gombe State and in neighboring areas of Taraba State. Families grow grain, peanuts, beans, rice and cotton. Most use traditional methods to till the ground and grow just enough to eat. Farmers typically use ox-drawn plows to plant their fields.

What are their beliefs?
In 1930, Christian missionaries arrived and were received positively. Early Christians spread the Gospel to surrounding regions. Today, about 40 percent of Dadiya speakers are believers. About the same percentage are members of another major faith; others continue following traditional African religious practices.

In 1999, two older women called on a local pastor to discuss Bible translation into the Dadiya mother tongue. He met with his church and Dadiya speakers from other states and found immediate interest.

The result was a successful Luke Partnership project, completed in 2008. That project produced Luke's Gospel and the "JESUS" film. It also helped train translators. Local churches have endorsed, assisted and helped fund this Dadiya translation at every stage.

What are their needs?
Life has been difficult in the Dadiya region. The Dadiya people and some neighboring groups are embroiled in an ongoing land dispute. Homes have been burned, and some families have endured significant loss.

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Country: Nigeria
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:12 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Gombe state: Balanga LGA; Taraba state: Karim Lamido LGA; Adamawa state: Lamurde LGA, between Dadiya and Bambam.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Dadiya, Dadianci
People Name General: Dadiya
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102359
Joshua Project People ID: 11463
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 80,000
Population all Countries: 80,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Dadiya
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dadiya (80,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dbd    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Tunga
Dialect Code:9068
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity45.00 %(Evangelical: 15.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam35.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2008
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dadiya
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Dadiya, Dadianci in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Dadiya Nigeria    
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